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10 Nov 2019 | 05:13 PM UTC

Iraq: Explosion near Kirkuk leaves five Italian soldiers wounded November 10

Iraq News Alert

Explosion near Kirkuk wounds five Italian soldiers November 10; further details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Kirkuk

Event

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.  

Advice

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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