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Roadside bomb explosion kills two Iraqi people in Kirkuk


Two Iraqi people were killed Wednesday in a roadside bomb attack near a bridge in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.

In press remarks, the source said the bomb targeted two people riding a motorbike near the March 1 Bridge in southern Kirkuk.

The explosion left the pair dead, added the source, without giving further details.

Violence in the country surged following the emergence of ISIS extremist militants who proclaimed a "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 5 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Last Modified: Friday، 12 July 2019 11:39 PM