Sep 19, 2011

Iraqi Turkmen: Two Killed During Kirkuk Attack

On 18th September 2011, two people have been killed and four others wounded during an attack in Kirkuk which could have harmed a Turkmen member of the Kirkuk’s Provisional Council had he been there.

Below is an article published by Shanghai Daily:

Two security forces members were killed and four others wounded in bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq on Sunday [insert date], the police said.

Near Baghdad, a soldier was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi military patrol in Abu Ghraib area, some 20 km west of Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In northern Iraq, gunmen in a speedy car shot dead a bodyguard for a Turkoman member of Kirkuk's provincial council and wounded two policemen with him in the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

The Turkoman member himself was not at the scene when the attack occurred in the ethnically mixed province of Kirkuk and its capital Kirkuk City. The province is part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomens.

Sporadic attacks are still common in Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.