Iraqi militants attack intelligence headquarters

05 December 2013

Police headquarters attacked in Kirkuk

Iraqi militants attacked a police intelligence headquarters in the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least six people during a two-hour gun battle. Another 47 people were wounded, according to health officials, Reuters news agency reports. Another 12 people were killed in two separate attacks across northern Iraq on 3 December. The death toll in 2013 has surged to more than 5,800, the worst total since 2008.

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