Two Terrorist Bombs Blasts Iraqui Kurdistan – first time in six years

Posted on October 3, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East, Terrorism reported that in the aftermath of the first terrorist bombings in Iraqi Kurdistan in over six years, there are plenty of questions being raised by locals. Did it happen because of Syria? Is it because groups like Al Qaeda are jealous of Iraqi Kurdistan’s peace and prosperity? And how could it have happened here?

The capital of semi-autonomous northern region of Iraqi Kurdistan was hit by two bomb blasts last Sunday. The car bombs, set off on Sept. 29, as part of an attack on the Erbil headquarters of the local security services, were the first significant attack in the region in over six years. The last one, which was very similar and happened in front of the local Ministry of the Interior, took place in May 2007.

According to eyewitnesses the first bomb went off at around 1:45pm on Sunday afternoon when a car exploded in front of the supposedly-very secure secret service and security – also known as the Asayish – headquarters in Erbil. Armed men also tried to enter the building, firing their guns, and other witnesses also reported the sounds of grenades. Read Article

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