Middle East

Middle East

IS attacks Iraqi city of Kirkuk and power plant amid Mosul fight

21/10/2016

Militants attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday in an assault quickly claimed by the Islamic State group and aimed at diverting attention from the battle to retake IS-held Mosul. At least 11 workers, including two Iranians, were killed when IS militants stormed a power plant north of Kirkuk and then blew themselves up.

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