5 killed in suicide attack on Kirkuk police station

A suicide bomber drove a truck into police station, killing himself along with four others, including one policeman.

5 killed in suicide attack on Kirkuk police station

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least five people were killed and 51 injured on Tuesday in a suicide bombing that targeted a local police station in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, a security official said.

A suicide bomber drove a truck into central Kirkuk's Al-Quriya Police Station, killing himself along with four others, including one policeman.

A number of policemen were also injured in the blast, Kirkuk Deputy Police Chief Turhan Abdel-Rahman told Anadolu Agency.

The police station, along with several adjacent buildings, sustained heavy damage as a result of the explosion, he said.

"The attack bore the fingerprints of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant group," Abdel-Rahman added.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack.

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