Twin Iraq suicide bombings kill 10: Officials

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 17:09

Kirkuk (Iraq): Two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a tent packed with protesters in north Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding 55 others, officials said.

The attackers struck at around mid-day in the ethnically- mixed town of Tuz Khurmatu, interim town mayor Talib al-Bayati said. A doctor confirmed the toll.

Among the dead were a former deputy provincial governor and his two sons.
The protesters had been rallying over poor security in the town, which is regularly hit with attacks.

Tuz Khurmatu lies within a tract of territory that Iraqi Kurdistan wants to incorporate into its three-province region over Baghdad`s objections.
The unresolved dispute over the territory, which stretches from Iraq`s eastern border with Iran to its western frontier with Syria, is cited by diplomats as one of the biggest threats to the country`s long-term stability.

AFP



First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 17:09

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