Kur­dis­tan Se­cu­rity Coun­cil is­sues state­ment on Er­bil at­tack

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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.

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