COB SPEICHER, Iraq – A suicide car bomb attack killed two children, injured 11 more, and damaged an Iraqi school in the city of Kirkuk.
Additionally, the suicide car bomb killed an Iraqi teacher, two Iraqi policemen, and an unidentified Iraqi citizen.
The wounded children, eight wounded IPs and 11 wounded Iraqi citizens were transported to the Sulymaniyah Hospital. All the child casualties were under the age of 12.
The Emergency Services Unit of the Kirkuk Police Department was the apparent target of the bombing. The commander of the unit, General Katab, was among the injured in the blast.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the victims and their families of today’s attack. This senseless act of violence against innocent women and children and those who protect them, highlights the vicious nature of our enemy who contribute nothing except death and destruction for Kirkuk’s citizens,” said Col. David Paschal, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. “The Soldiers of the Warrior Brigade will relentlessly hunt down those responsible for the attack and bring them to swift justice.”
Coalition Forces responded to help the IPs render assistance to the casualties.