A series of deadly car bomb attacks has rocked the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, killing 18 people. Several also injured in an attack in Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region.
A series of near-simultaneous car bomb blasts has killed 18 people in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk. Two of the three bombs were detonated by building currently under construction – that were also being used as vantage points by Iraqi Security Forces. A third vehicle was located near the entrance of a market.
Further attacks injured several others in another northern Iraqi city, the Kurdish region capital of Erbil. The attacks come as Iraqi and Kurdish troops continue to fight of Islamic State forces – who furthered their international infamy this week by posting a video of one of their men, who is believed to have been a British Jihadi fighter because of his accent, beheading American journalist Michael Foley captured over two years ago in Syria.