09/06/2014 - 23:00
Bomb attack on PUK office: 21 dead

At least 21 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack carried out by a bomb laden truck targeting a building of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the Kurdish city of Tuz Khurmatu, in Federal Iraq.

According to initial reports, at least 21 people have been killed and more than 115 wounded. It is feared the death toll may rise.

It is also reported that peshmerga (official army of Kurdistan) who are members of the PUK and of the Kurdistan Communist Party are among the dead.

On Sunday 8 June, a bomb attack was carried out on a PUK building and security office in Jalawla, killing at least 22 people.

The Kurdish cities of Jalawla and Khanaqin are among the disputed cities that are not yet affiliated to Federal Kurdistan.

These attacks have occurred after ISIS (Islamic State Of Iraq and the Levant) gangs captured several neighbourhoods in Mosul.

Peshmerga forces are on alert after the attacks, but have yet to take action against the ISIS gangs. Lots of Kurdish families have fled Mosul and taken refuge in Federal Kurdistan.

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