KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: Two U.S.
Army patrols have been attacked in southern and south-western Kirkuk late Monday night, according to a Kirkuk Police Director on Tuesday.
“An explosive charge blew off against an American Army patrol in southern Kirkuk’s Industrial district, 10 kms to the south of the city,” Lt-Brigadier, Sarhad Qader told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said a Police patrol headed towards the venue of the attack, but found no material or moral damage.
Army patrol had been exposed for a bomb attack, close to a checkpoint, 25 km to the south of Kirkuk on Monday night, but there had been no reports about moral or material damage as well,” Qader said.
A Kirkuk security source had informed Aswat al-Iraq on Tuesday that 5 policemen have been injured in 2 explosive charges blasts against their patrols south of Kirkuk.
He said that “two explosive charges blew off on Tuesday against a police patrol in Tuz-Khurmato township, 80 kms to the south of Kirkuk,” giving no further details.