Bomb blast near Kirkuk kills one, injures three

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

( Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk said on Thursday that at least one civilian was killed while three others were injured towards the southwest area of the province after a bomb blast rocked the area.

Issuing a press statement under the condition of anonymity, the source said, “An explosive device, which was planted near al-Riyad (40 km southwest of Kirkuk), went off targeting families escaping ISIS. The blast resulted in the death of one woman and injuring three others.”

“IEDs are targeted regularly on civilians who are fleeing from the ISIS-controlled areas,” the source further added.

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