29 Sep '13, 2pm

Multiple suicide bombers strike capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. Six killed, dozens injured.

DUHOK, Iraq — Multiple suicide bombers struck the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region Sunday, killing six and injuring dozens of others, according to a security official. It was the first major attack to hit what is known as Iraqi Kurdistan in years, stunning residents of the normally peaceful region. The complex attack occurred outside the headquarters of the Kurdish secret police, known as the Asayish, around 1:30 p.m. local time in Irbil, capital of the three-province Kurdish area, according to a statement from the Asayish. A mini-bus drove to the building’s gate and detonated after coming under fire from guards. Then, four attackers on foot and strapped with explosives opened fire on guards, who returned fire, killing all of them, according to the security official. At least one blew himself up. After emergency workers arrived, an ambulance packed with exp...

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