Bomb­ings rock Tuz Khor­matu and Iraqi cities

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At least eight peo­ple have been killed and more than 30 oth­ers in­jured in two ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the dis­trict of Tuz Khur­matu on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23.

At least eight peo­ple have been killed and more than 30 oth­ers in­jured in two ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the dis­trict of Tuz Khur­matu on Satur­day, Novem­ber 23.

Mayor of the dis­trict, Sha­lal Ab­dul, said that the two at­tacks were sui­cide blasts hap­pened near the Pa­tri­otic Union of Kur­dis­tan (PUK) of­fice. He added that one of the at­tacks car­ried out by a sui­cide bomber and the other via a car bomb.

The sui­cide bomber blew him­self up in a crowded mar­ket, where many peo­ple stood to pur­chase bread. Af­ter four min­utes, the car bomb det­o­nated near that area, which was close to the PUK of­fice.

Has­san Baram, deputy to head of the PUK of­fice, con­firmed that the two at­tacks were very close to his of­fice.

Ac­cord­ing to the me­dia agen­cies, more than 200 have been killed across Iraq over the past week.

Tuz Khor­matu, a mixed town, sit­u­ated in the mid­dle of a tract of the dis­puted ar­eas that the Kurds try to in­cor­po­rate into their au­ton­o­mous re­gion over the ob­jec­tions of the cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

Iraqi se­cu­rity of­fi­cials have also ex­pressed con­cern over a resur­gent alQaeda en­cour­aged by the civil war in the neigh­bour­ing Syria, which has pro­vided the Qaeda af­fil­i­ated groups in Iraq with more room to plan op­er­a­tions.

Be­cause of in­creas­ing of vi­o­lence in Iraq, the Iraqi of­fi­cials asked to ap­peal for in­ter­na­tional help in com­bat­ing ter­ror­ism.

No group has thus far claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the rise in vi­o­lence but the Sunni groups linked to Qaeda mostly carry out the at­tacks in both Shia and Sunni ar­eas, and the ma­jor pur­pose is to weaken the con­fi­dence of the au­thor­i­ties.

Res­i­dents gather at the site of a bomb at­tack Thurs­day in the town of Tuz Khur­matu, 106 miles north of Bagh­dad.

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