Kurdistan Security Council issues statement on Erbil attack
Terrorists took advantage of the facilities Kurdistan offered for Iraqi refugees
Kurdistan Security Council condemned the terrorist attack in Erbil on Wednesday and expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
In a statement, the Council said terrorists had taken advantage of the facilities Kurdistan provided for displaced Iraqis.
It added that investigations on the incident had begun and assured Kurdistan people that the culprits would be caught and brought to justice.
On November 19, a car bomb exploded outside the Erbil Governorate building at noon killing four people and wounding at least 29 others.
A Hyundai Elantra vehicle loaded with explosives tried to storm its way into the compound but was fired on by guards, exploding before getting to the building itself, witnesses and officials said.
Two guards and two civilians close to the building were killed in the attack, and 29 wounded. They were rushed to hospitals, according to KRG Ministry of Health. Ten parked vehicles were also destroyed as a result of the blast.
One day after the attack, the Islamic State (IS) took responsibility for the attack. ISIS has been at war with Kurdistan. ISIS has carried out numerous suicide-bomb attacks throughout Iraq.