5 civilians injured, another abducted in Kirkuk blasts
9/30/2011 12:31 PM
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Five civilians from one family, including 3 children, have been injured in an explosive charge blast and a group of armed men abducted a civilian in northern Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Thursday night, the city’s police director reported on Friday.
“An explosive charge blew up on Thursday night in a car, close to al-Riyadh township, 45 km to the southwest of Kirkuk, wounding all its 5 passengers belonging to one family, including 3 children,” Lt-Brigadier, Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He added that a group of armed men had abducted a car driver, close to Taza-Khurmatu township, 20 km to the south of Kirkuk, also on Thursday.
Kirkuk is 280 km to the north of Baghdad.
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