Mall Attack In Kirkuk, Iraq

December 5, 2013 by  

Mall Attack In Kirkuk, Iraq, At least 19 people have been killed and 70 wounded after a siege on an Iraqi mall in the northern city of Kirkuk, as well as an attack on an intelligence HQ. Security forces have rescued 11 hostages, ending the mall siege.

At least nine of the people died in the mall, while five police officers and two civilians had lost their lives in the police headquarters attack.

Iraqi security forces have regained control over the Jawahir Mall in Kirkuk after a gunfight lasting several hours. One armed militant has been captured alive during the operation, Al Jazeera reports, while three have been killed, according to the AP.

Police commander Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir recounted how the officers stormed the mall early Thursday morning, killing the attackers.

Police are still looking for militants who might have survived the raid, local governor, Negm El Deen Omar, told Al Jazeera.

“A terrorist situation like this was inevitable and nothing can stop their deviant attacks,” he said. “We are working together to investigate this situation and have rescued eleven people.”

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