Iraq: Suicide bomber detonates at funeral; 3 dead

November 19, 2006 17:25

A suicide attacker on Sunday detonated his explosives belt at a Kurdish funeral in Kirkuk, a northern Iraqi city, killing at least three people and wounding 17, police said. The attack occurred shortly after sunset as people gathered to pay condolences to the family of a Kurdish man who was shot dead late Saturday, said Brig. Gen. Sarhad Qader. The attack occurred in the in Kirkuk's southern Orouba neighborhood. Kirkuk's population is a mix of Kurds, Arabs and ethnic Turkmen. Hundreds have been killed in sectarian and ethnic fighting in the past three years.

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