2 civilians killed, 7 injured in Kirkuk IED blast

( Kirkuk – Two civilians were killed and seven others were injured when an IED exploded northwest of Kirkuk, targeting convoys of families escaping the Islamic State-controlled precinct of Hawija, Alsumaria News reported.

Families fleeing ISIS-held city of Hawija.
Families fleeing ISIS-held city of Hawija.

The bomb exploded on the Debka road, northwest of Kirkuk, a source told the network. “IEDs routinely explode at civilians fleeing everyday from ISIS-held regions,” he stated.

Hawija, along with several other neighborhoods in southwest of Kirkuk, have been under ISIS control since June 2014.

Iraqi forces and US-led coalition aircrafts continue with nation-wide campaigns to liberate ISIS-held cities, most significantly the city of Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in the country.

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