Kirkuk

  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government July 12, 2014

    Baghdad / Kirkuk: Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government. The moves escalated a feud between the Shi'ite-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region driven...
  • Iraq mosque bombing kills 12 Sunnis October 16, 2013

    Baghdad: A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers coming out of a mosque in northern Iraq after prayers at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Tuesday, killing 12 people and wounding 24, Iraqi officials said. The attack took place in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks June 30, 2013

    Baghdad: At least 10 people were killed and 22 suffered injuries in separate incidents of shooting and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said on Saturday. Three policemen, heading to join their base after vacations, were killed when some gunmen attacked their car in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad,...
  • Iraq: 18 killed in five car bombings incidents March 30, 2013

    Baghdad: At least 18 people were killed and over 100 injured in five car bombing incidents in Iraq Friday, Xinhua reported. The bombings targetted Shiite mosques in Baghdad and Kirkuk city, an interior ministry source said, adding at least 14 people were killed and 25 wounded in the four attacks in...
  • Iraq: Powerful bomb rocks Kirkuk, 4 dead January 16, 2013

    Baghdad: A powerful suicide car bomb struck the local headquarters for the party of a key Kurdish leader early Wednesday in the disputed Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least four and wounding dozens, according to officials. The blast outside the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party caused widespread damage,...