Iraq explosions target Kurdish city of Irbil

Explosions in Irbil, 29 Sept  
Irbil has not witnessed such attacks in the past six years

A series of explosions has rocked the Iraqi city of Irbil, the capital of the autonomous province of Kurdistan, killing two people and injuring 18.
Three car bombs and a roadside bomb targeted the security forces HQ and the interior ministry.
Irbil is a stable part of Iraq and the region has not witnessed such attacks in the past six years.
The blasts come a day after results were announced in the region's parliamentary elections.
The main opposition Gorran (Change) party moved into second place, ahead of President Jalal Talabani's party.
His Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) had shared power in the previous government with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which won most votes in the latest election.
On Sunday, a suicide car bombing targeted the security forces headquarters, while another two car bombs and a roadside bomb went off near the Kurdish ministry of the interior.
The two buildings are close to each other.


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