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Car bomb hits Iraqi Kurdish area, causing deaths: officials

AFP  |  Mosul (Iraq) 

A car bomb today caused deaths in a Kurdish area of Iraq's northern Nineveh province, home to Kurds from Turkey who moved there three decades ago, a party official said.

"A car bomb exploded around 7:30 PM in the Shahid Rustum camp, two kilometres (one mile) east of the town of Makhmur, killing and wounding people," said the official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).


The camp is home to some 12,500 people from southeastern Turkey, supporters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which Turkey considers a terrorist group.

Control of Makhmur is disputed between Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region and Baghdad.

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 00:15 IST
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