Oct 10, 2013

Iraqi Turkmen: School Children And Police Targeted In Brutal Attacks

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The latest in a series of terror attacks targeting Iraqi Turkmens took place on Sunday 6 October 2013, when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the surroundings of a primary school and a police station.

Below is an article published by Avrupa Times:

Two suicide truck bombers blew themselves up almost simultaneously at a police station and a school in al-Kubbak, a predominantly Turkmen area in the northern outskirts of Mosul, on Sunday [6 October 2013] morning. The first explosion killed 14 and wounded 137 – mostly children – near a primary school. A second blast followed nearby a police station causing death and injuring a number of police officers.

The attacks took place at around 9.30am in the Turkmen village of Kubbak, around 260 miles north-west of Baghdad. This brutal attack and atrocity is among a series of rapidly escalating terror attacks on Turkmens, aimed at intimidating the Turkmens of Iraq and forcing them to displace from their land.

The international community is called upon to support the Iraqi Turkmens by engaging in a genuine dialogue with the Iraqi government, urging the latter to take necessary measures to provide security and protection for all Iraqi citizens in general, and Turkmens in particular.