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Sixteen people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Kirkuk

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Sixteen people were killed and injured as three attacks took place on Friday in Kirkuk province, the Security Media Center said on Friday.

“Three terrorist attacks took place today in Kirkuk,” the center said in a statement. “A woman was killed, while 14 others, including women and children, were injured.”

“A bomb went off, today, near al-Abrar mosque on al-Quds street, leaving a woman killed and 15 others, including women and children, injured,” the statement added. “Another blast took place near a coffee shop, which left a civilian injured.”

Moreover, “ a missile targeted a school. No casualties were reported.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.



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