Blast in Iraq's Kurdish north killed 12

A series of bomb attacks killed 12 people and wounded 50 others in the city of Irbil in Iraq's Kurdish north

Blast in Iraq's Kurdish north killed 12

World Bulletin/News Desk

The death toll from Sunday's bomb attacks which targeted a police station in northern Iraq city of Irbil rose to 12, security officials said.

Security Directorate of Iraq Kurdish Regional Government, in a written statement, said that 6 of those killed were police officers and the other 6 were the suicide bombers while 50 people were wounded.

The first attack was carried out in front of a police department in central Irbil and the second bomb was placed in an ambulance coming to the site.

Totally 5 bomb attacks were carried out around the area and a shootout erupted between suicide bombers and security forces.

Police forces reportedly tightened security measures around the police department in Sulaymaniyah as well.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Eylül 2013, 21:53