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Armed men attack Turkmen Craftsmen Association’s HQ in central Kirkuk

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Unidentified armed men have thrown a hand grenade at Iraqi Turkmen Craftsmen Association’s headquarters and run off in Musalla district in central Kirkuk, a security source revealed on Wednesday.    
In a press statement, the source said that the attack did not cause any fatalities or injuries, just material losses. 
Kirkuk Governorate is witnessing a breakdown of security. Earlier this month, armed men raised the Kurdish flag and patrolled the cities of the governorate.
Those men shot fire near the Turkmen government headquarters, which led to clashes between the guards and the armed men.
These clashes resulted in the killing of one of the drivers and injuring three others.
Earlier, a person was killed and two others injured in a shooting at a gathering of a group of youths who were canvassing for the independence referendum of Kurdistan in Kirkuk.
Voting started on Monday in an independence referendum organized by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, ignoring the threats of the Kurds’ neighbors and fears of further instability and violence across the Middle East.

 

Last Modified: Wednesday، 27 September 2017 12:21 PM
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