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Iraq: roadside bomb blast kills five policemen in Kirkuk




(MENAFN) On Wednesday, a roadside bomb blast took place in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk killed five federal policemen, a security official emphasized.

The incident occurred in the early morning when a roadside bomb, seemingly put by Daesh terrorists, exploded on a federal police patrol on a highway close to the town of al-Rashad in south the provincial capital Kirkuk, which itself situated nearly 250 km north of Baghdad, Salih al-Obeidi from the provincial police informed Xinhua.

The blast completely damaged a police vehicle, murder four policemen and an officer aboard, al-Obeidi stated.

Al-Obeidi added that Iraq security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation searching the assailants.

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Iraq: roadside bomb blast kills five policemen in Kirkuk

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