Kurdish security says VBIED attacks re-emerging, IS assassinations unabated in October


Terrorist attacks using car bombs are re-emerging, and assassinations of village leaders and striking electrical grid remain persistent in contested areas in October, the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) announced on Sunday.

The KRSC’s statistics for the month indicate “a re-emergence of [vehicle-borne improvised explosive device] VBIED-based attacks in Kirkuk and Mosul,” the Kurdish security agency said in a tweet.

“Targeted assassinations against mokhtars [village chieftains] and attacks on electricity infrastructure continued unabated,” the social media post added.

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Source: Kurdistan24