2007 Kirkuk bombings
|2007 Kirkuk bombings|
|Date||July 16, 2007
8:45 – 9:05 (UTC+3)
|Target||PUK office and a crowded market|
|Suicide bombing and car bombs|
|136 – 180+|
The first bomb, which caused most of the casualties, exploded in a crowded market close to the offices of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, a Kurdish political party led by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. The massive explosion left a crater several metres deep. More than 20 cars were destroyed and two buildings collapsed completely.
The second attack minutes later targeted a bus station at a nearby market in a commercial area called Iskan and wounded one civilian.
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- "Kerkük'te bombalı saldırı: 85 ölü" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
- Siddique, Haroon (July 16, 2007). "At least 86 killed in Iraq bomb attacks". The Guardian (London). Retrieved July 16, 2007.
- "Suicide bombers kill 80 in Iraq". UK: Channel 4. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
- "Iraq oil city blasts kill dozens". BBC. July 16, 2007. Archived from the original on 16 July 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2007.
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