Suicide bombers target Iraqi Turkmen, killing 8

June 25, 2013 13:44

TIKRIT, Iraq - Two suicide bombers killed at least eight Iraqi Turkmen on Tuesday when they blew themselves up at a protest by members of the ethnic minority group, police said.

The attackers walked into tents pitched by Turkmen protesters on the Baghdad - Kirkuk highway, near the town of Tuz Khurmato, 170 km (105 miles) north of the Iraqi capital. The protesters complain that the government is failing to protect them.

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