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17 Jul 2019 | 12:43 PM UTC

Iraq: Three diplomats killed in shooting in Erbil July 17

Iraq News Alert

Shooting incident kills three including a Turkish diplomat in Erbil July 17; heightened security presence possible over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Erbil

Event

A shooting incident reportedly killed three Turkish diplomats in Erbil on Wednesday, July 17. Uncofirmed reports indicate the Turkish deputy consul is among the dead. The shooting was reported shortly after 14:00 (local time), and took place at the Huqqabaz restaurant lcoated on the Airport road in the vicinity of the Empire City Complex and Dream City. Kurdish security forces have reportedly exchange gunfire with the attackers and subsequently closed off the area. Details are emerging.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in Erbil over the coming hours. 

Advice

Individuals in Erbil are advised to monitor developments, prepare for residual disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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