Mosul: Suicide car bomb attack kills four
near the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office
January 27, 2009
Ninewa, Northwest Iraq,
A suicide car
bomber struck near the office of a Kurdish KDP party
in the city of Mosul Tuesday, killing four security
members and wounding five others, a provincial
police source said.
According to Aswat al-Iraq new agency The dead were
three soldiers and an army officer, the source
explained. A member of Kurdish Peshmerga forces was
also wounded, the source added, providing no
A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-borne vehicle
into a checkpoint outside the office of the
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the Faisaliyah
neighborhood in eastern Mosul,www.ekurd.net
the source told Xinhua
on condition of anonymity.
The KDP is headed by Massoud Barzani, president of
Kurdistan region, which rules the autonomous region
in Iraq's north.
The attack took place four days before the country's
landmark provincial elections which are expected to
redistribute power among conflicting Iraqi factions.
Iraqi security forces became suspicious of the
vehicle, which blew up as a team approached to
inspect it, an army officer said.
The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity
because he wasn't authorized to release the
information, said two soldiers and a civilian also
Hisham al-Gourani, a KDP
official in Mosul, said to AP the explosion took
place about 100 yards (90 meters) from the KDP
office but the Kurds suffered no casualties.
Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack, which
occurred amid rising tension as the Kurds have been
jockeying for power primarily with Sunni Arabs in
Saturday's provincial elections.
Nineveh province, is said to be one of the last
strongholds of al-Qaida fighters in the war-torn
Mosul, capital city of Ninewa province in Iraq, near the border with
Kurdistan region, lies 405 km north of Baghdad. A
Kurdish Yazidis are primarily ethnic Kurds located
near Mosul. Some 350,000 Yazidis live in villages
around Mosul near Kurdistan autonomous region
Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution states that
there will be a referendum in the areas bordering
the Kurdistan autonomous region,www.ekurd.net
northern oil city of Kirkuk, so that people can
choose whether to be ruled by the central government
or the Kurds.
History of attacks on
Kurdistan democratic party KDP in 2007-2009 by Islamic
January 27, 2009,
in Mosul, a suicide car bomb attack kills four near
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) office.
April 14, 2008,
in Mosul, 12 Kurdish Peshmerga guards were killed in
a car bomb strike.
March, 16, 2008,
is Mosul a bomb attack targets Kurdish KDP party
November 7, 2007
at least 17 people were injured Wednesday by a
suicide bomber who targeted the headquarters of a
Kurdish KDP political party in Kirkuk city.
October 10, 2007
in Mosul a suicide bombing targeted a Kurdistan
Democratic Party (KDP) office, left two dead and 16
May 13, 2007 a
car bomb targets Kurdish party in Makhmour city
kills 50 people and wounded 115 in Kurdistan region
April 23, 2007
a car bomb near the offices of a Kurdish political
party in a mainly Christian village of northern Iraq
killed at least 10 people and wounded 20.
January 1, 2007
a suicide car bomber killed at least five people and
wounded 28 more in an attack on an office of the
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the northern
city of Mosul.
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