US Embassy condemns attacking civilians in Tuz Khurmatu
Salah-il-Din (IraqiNews.com) The US Embassy in Iraq condemned the attack that targeted the civilians inside a mosque in Tuz Khurmatu district located between Kirkuk and Salah-il-Din on last Wednesday.
A statement by the US Embassy received by IraqiNews.com cited “The intended attack against innocent civilians is a coward attempt that deserves to be denounced,” noting that “This attack aims at arousing violence and targets the interests of all Iraqi people.”
“We express our condolence for the victims’ families and wish a speed recovery for the injured people,” the statement concluded.
Earlier, 87 civilians were killed and injured, on Wednesday, among them Salah il-Din Governor Undersecretary, Ahmed Abdul Wahid, and the Secretary General of the Turkmen Front, Ali Hashim, due to suicide bombing in Tuz Khurmatu district.
Security source told Iraqi News on Wednesday “A suicide bomber detonated himself amid mourning ceremony in Tuz Khurmatu of eastern Tikrit city resulted in killing (42) persons and injuring (45) others including Salah il-Din Governor Undersecretary and Secretary General of the Turkmen Front.”
“The ambulances rushed to the incident place and transported the wounded persons to a hospital while the dead bodies were sent to the morgue,” the source added.
“The security forces cordoned off the spot in anticipation of another terrorist attack,” the source concluded.