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URGENT: 50 killed, wounded by air strike on hospital and school near Kirkuk

A baby killed in a government air strike on the hospital of Hawija (unverified photo distributed by eye-witnesses)
A baby killed in a government air strike on the hospital of Hawija (unverified photo distributed by eye-witnesses)

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Nearly fifty people were killed or wounded by an Iraqi air strike which struck a hospital and a school inhabited by refugees in the town of Hawija which is located southwest of Kirkuk.

In Hawija, north of Baghdad, sources pointed out to IraqiNews.com that a government air strikes hit the city’s hospital, killing seven women and children and injuring twenty others, adding that the bombing struck the obstetrics section which manages childbirth and among the dead were preterm infants, babies and a pregnant women.

According to sources of IraqiNew.com, the air strike also struck a school sheltering displaced people in the area of Abbasid, which resulted seven deaths and 11 wounded among the displaced. The bombing also included the house of one of the inhabitants in the village of Tal Ali, causing the deaths of three of his sons.



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