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Iraq: 16 killed as militants attack government buildings in Kirkuk

At least 16 people have been killed in militant attacks on government-run facilities in Iraq’s northern Province of Kirkuk, official sources say.

Iraqi security sources said gunmen wearing explosive vests raided multiple government targets in Kirkuk Province, including a police headquarters and a power plant, early on Friday.

At least 16 people, including 12 Iraqi administrators and engineers as well as four Iranian technicians, lost their lives during the militant raid on the power plant in Dibis District of Kirkuk, the region’s mayor Abdullah Nureddin al-Salehi and other local officials told AFP.

The Takfiri Daesh terror group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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