Suicide bombers kill eight people north of Baghdad
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 01:08
June 25 - Suicide bombers attacked a gathering of an Iraqi minority group, killing at least eight people in Tuz Khurmato, a city just over a hundred miles north of Baghdad. Deborah Gembara reports.
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Confusion and panic north of Baghdad moments after a suicide bomber blew themself up at a protest by an Iraqi minority group.
(Gunfire) The realization that the violence is far from over. (Gunfire) At least eight Iraqi Turkmen were killed in what turned out to be attacks by two suicide bombers in Tuz Khurmato, a city just a hundred miles north of the capital. The second blast occured as protesters tried to take the wounded to a local hospital.
Tuz Khurmato is a disputed area that is home to a mixed population of ethnic Kurds, Arab Sunnis and Shi'ite Turkmen. Gatherings of Turkmen, including this latest one to express frustration with the government over perceived inequities, have been targeted in a series of attacks. This blast came just hours after car bombs killed 39 people in Baghdad.
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