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Suicide bombing near ballot box site wounds 19 in Kirkuk

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Security source said on Sunday that 19 people were wounded in a suicide bombing south of Kirkuk city.

The source pointed out that the attack was carried out near a storage site housing parliamentary elections ballot boxes in Kirkuk.

He added that the attacker was driving a car and blew himself up in front of the main gate of the High Electoral Commission's storage, wounding nine policemen, six anti-terrorism forces members and four civilians

Kirkuk's Governor Rakan al-Jubouri condemned the incident, confirming that the ballot boxes were not damaged in the bombing.

Although Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands and the end of war against ISIS in December 2017, Iraqi cities are witnessing acts of violence as terrorist group's sleeper cells continue to launch attacks targeting civilians and security forces.