Deadly car bombing strikes Iraq’s Tuz Khurmatu | News


A suicide car bombing has killed at least 20 people in Tuz Khurmatu, a town in northern Iraq, according to local security and medical sources.

Dozens more were wounded in Tuesday’s attack near a marketplace in the town, located south of Kirkuk city and home to a mixed Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen population.

Iraqi government forces gained control over the oil-rich Kirkuk province from the Kurdish Peshmerga as part of a military offensive last month.

Tuz Khurmatu was one of several towns that witnessed violent clashes when the Iraqi government deployed the military in response to referendum in which Kurds overwhelmingly voted for secession from Iraq.

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