Suicide attack kills five in Iraq

20 November 2003
A suicide car bombing in the northern city of Kirkuk on 20 November killed at least five people and injured about 40. The attack happened outside the regional headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is headed by Jalal Talabani, who at present holds the rotating presidency of the Iraqi Governing Council.

The Kirkuk attack came hours after a car bomb destroyed the offices of a US-appointed local council in Ramadi, west of Baghdad. Early reports said that as many as seven people may have been killed in the attack.

Two children were killed and another two injured in a bomb blast in the southern city of Karbala on 20 November. Officials are examining the explosion, which happened near a local school in Karbala, 100 km south of Baghdad.

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