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Mosul: Blast targets Kurdistan-KDP's office, leaves 18 casualties  10.10.2007





Iraqi Sources Say Kurdish Party Official Killed in Mosul Attack

October 10, 2007


Mosul, Northwestern Iraq, -- The suicide bombing that targeted a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office, north of Mosul, on Wednesday morning left two dead and 16 wounded, Ninewa deputy governor said.

"A suicide bomber detonated, this morning, a car rigged with explosives outside the office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Khorsbat area, 30 km north of Mosul, killing two people and wounding 16," Khisrou Gouran, Ninewa deputy governor, said.

The deputy governor added, "among the casualties were members of KDP."

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is headed by the President of Iraq's Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani.

Iraqi officials say the minibus carrying a bomb exploded outside the offices of a key Kurdish political party near the northern city of Mosul, killing a party official and at least one guard.

About 15 people were wounded in Wednesday's blast outside the offices of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan.

Shabak minority inhabits the region.

Shabak are part of the minorities that live in Mosul, mainly northeast of the province. They are Shiite Muslims and they do not consider themselves Arabs or Kurds.

Earlier, an eyewitnesses said that a car rigged with explosives went off just outside the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office, north of Mosul, leaving unspecified number of casualties.

Mosul is 405 km north of Baghdad.

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