At least 24 killed in multiple Daesh’s attacks in Kirkuk
At least 24 people were killed and dozens of others wounded in multiple attacks by Islamic State (Daesh) militants on police compound and other government buildings in the Iraqi northern city of Kirkuk, a local police said.

The attack occurred early in the morning when dozens of Daesh militants, many wearing explosive vests, attacked the Asaysh compound and some government buildings and mosques inside the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

After fierce clashes with the guards of the security buildings, the attackers and suicide bombers seized several buildings, including a police headquarters, Kurdish Asaysh, a mosque and a house, the source said without knowing whether the attackers held some hostages.

The Kurdish security forces backed by reinforcement Kurdish troops from the neighboring Kurdish provinces of Sulaimaniya and Erbil, deployed in the city and surrounded the Daesh-held buildings inside the city, while clashes continued with the attackers in the following hours of the day, the source said.

The toll of the clashes could rise as the security forces are still fighting the attackers who holed up in the buildings across the city, the source said.

News Code: 14436  |  Date: 2016/10/21  |  Time: 15 : 43

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