The Italian military announced that an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near a team of Italian special forces on Sunday, November 10, wounding five Italian soldiers. Local media sources report that the explosion took place near Kirkuk in northern Iraq. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack; further details are still emerging.
Similar attacks are possible in Kirkuk over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Kirkuk are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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