ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Two suicide attacks hit the diverse ethnic and religious province of Kirkuk on Sunday, police said.
The explosions took place in front of the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi militia offices, a police source told Kurdistan 24.
“The explosions were suicide attacks. One of them hit Atlas Street while the other one was in front of Asaib Ahl al-Haq behind the municipality office of Kirkuk,” the source added.
Following the blasts, ambulances rushed to the scenes and transferred the victims to nearby hospitals.
Four people have been killed, and 20 more injured, according to the police source.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the two attacks.
Such breaches of security are the first in the city following the Iraqi forces and Shia militias, also known as Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), takeover of Kirkuk on Oct. 16.
Editing by Karzan Sulaivany