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article imageExplosions shake Iraqi Kurdistans capital Erbil

By Paul Iddon     Sep 29, 2013 in Politics
A series of explosions have shaken the Iraqi city of Erbil. Reports indicate that two people have been killed and 18 injured.
As Al Jazeera points out these are the first such attacks to shake the autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region in six years — the last bombing took place in May 2007 when a truck bomb killed 14 and wounded 80.
These latest blasts also came a day after the results of the regions parliamentary elections was announced. Those elections saw the regions main opposition party, the Gorran party, come second just ahead of President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan — which itself has shared power with the Kurdistan Democratic Party which has won the most votes in this election.
BBC News reports that three car bombs along with a roadside bomb was aimed at the interior ministry in Erbil along with the nearby security forces headquarters there.
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