Iraq: 15 Shia Muslim women killed, dozens wounded in air raid near Kirkuk

22nd Oct 2016
Iraq:  15 Shia Muslim women killed, dozens wounded in air raid near Kirkuk

Kirkuk, Iraq: An airstrike left 15 Shia Muslim women dead and 50 injured after it hit a Shi’a Muslim shrine near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, according to AFP reports, citing a local official and medic.
“Fifteen women were killed and another 50 wounded in a raid that targeted a Shiite place of worship at Dakuk,” local council chief Amir Huda Karam told AFP.
The agency reports that the number of those killed and injured has been confirmed by a local medic, Dr Abbas Mustafa Dakuki at the local hospital, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Kirkuk.

There is no information on who exactly carried out the alleged bombardment.

Also there is no additional information on this attack.

In another report by basnews.com air attacks in Daquq and Tuz Khurmatu districts in southern Kirkuk on Friday killed and injured dozens of people.
Head of Daquq security forces confirmed the reports to Kurdistan24 and revealed that nine people were killed and 15 others wounded by the bombardment in Daquq only.
According to the official, the casualties are all civilians. There are no casualties reported in Tuz Khurmatu.
There are unconfirmed reports claiming that the bombs were dropped by an unidentified jet hovering over the area at that time.
The Official said that the sound of warplanes were heard during the bombardment, but they cannot confirm an airstrike has taken place.

[Air attacks are by US-led coalition]

 

[Photo:Peshmerga forces in the streets of Kirkuk, Iraq, as the clashes continue after Daesh attacks in Kirkuk, Iraq on October 21, 2016. Photographer: Hamit Hüseyin/AA]

 

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