Iraq: Car bomb kills PUK counter-terrorism official in Erbil


A car exploded in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Friday afternoon, killing the driver and injuring several others. The Region’s counter-terrorism directorate (CTD) said the explosion was due to a “sticky bomb” attached to the vehicle.

The explosion occurred in Erbil city’s 32 Park neighborhood and targeted the car of a former Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) counter-terrorism official named Hawkar Abdullah, Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw told Rudaw.

Khoshnaw confirmed that the explosion was a bomb that was installed to the bottom of the vehicle and said that investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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Source: RIDAW News