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UPDATE: Erbil suicide bomber believed to be woman

By Rudaw 19/11/2014

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—As Kurdish security investigates today’s bombing in front of Erbil governor’s office and the identity of the suicide bomber, a wounded eyewitness said that the attack was carried out by a woman.

““I saw a woman in black headscarf who had parked her Honda car on the wrong lane of the street, she moved a little forward and the explosion happened,” a man wounded in today’s attack told Rudaw on his hospital bed.

At 12:00pm on Wednesday a suicide bomber attacked the governor’s office near the ancient citadel, killing five people and wounding 29 others.

A video footage of the wreckage of the car used in the attack also shows a pair of women shoes.

“The suicide bomber had tried to enter the governor’s building but was fired upon by the security guards,” Erbil deputy governor Tahir Abdullah told Rudaw.

Officials said that four of the dead are members of the police force and one is civilian.

Eight other policemen were wounded in the attack.

“The security and anti-terror forces are investigating the attack to determine the identity of the bomber and those behind it,” said government spokesman Safeen Dizayee.

Kosrat Rasul, Kurdistan Region vice president condemned the attack, saying, “These crimes will not discourage us from fighting terrorism and clearing every inch of Kurdistan from terrorists,”

Meanwhile, Rudaw has learned from military officials that ISIS fighters near Mosul had congratulated each other in radio communication on the Erbil bombing, saying that, “One of our brothers just entered heaven.”


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One mosque in the desert is enough | 19/11/2014
She was brainwashed in a mosque. We should make the mosque building schools of science instead of school of hatred. There too many of mosques around in kurdistan, they breed terror and hatred.
Arzi | 19/11/2014
Send all Arab refugees to Arab land. No more Arabs live in kurdistan. Declare kurdish independence now
David (Europe) | 19/11/2014
Maybe a tiny man dressed as a woman?Head scarfs and burkas should be forbidden. They are the perfect disguise for terrorists
Muraz Adzhoev | 19/11/2014
Declaration of independence from Iraq is the most reasonable way to overwhelmingly encourage offensive spirit in the current war against terrorists, fanatics, radicals and all other kind of enemies of the goodwill people of integrated, united and sovereign Southern Kurdistan. 08 December 2014 is coming. After this date the President is to announce that there is no autonomous region, but only free Southern Kurdistan. The Parliament should approve the date of a referendum on Southern Kurdistan's statehood. That is also the best mean to make at last US-led Westrn-NATO coalition urgently meet sovereign military needs of the people of Southern Kurdistan. The Peshmerga army of Southern Kurdistan should become an essential part of international peacekeeping coalition forces in the Mideast region.
Goondoo | 19/11/2014
These isis idiot called hell as heaven.
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