Three explosions in Baghdad leaves six people dead as Islamic State activity is seen in Kirkuk
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Three simultaneous explosions rocked Baghdad, killing six people and wounding more than a dozen, Iraqi officials said.
This appears to be the first coordinated attack since anti-government protests erupted. The bombings took place far from Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, where people have been protesting for weeks.
Iraqi officials also said that three protesters were killed and 35 wounded by security forces in southern Iraq after Tuesday’s sit-ins and road closures, raising the death toll to six people.
Two of the anti-government protesters were killed when security forces fired live ammunition to disperse crowds in the holy city of Karbala late Tuesday, security and medical officials said.
One protester died of wounds suffered when a tear gas canister struck him in clashes earlier in the day.
Demonstrations have been going on for weeks in Baghdad and across the mostly Shiite southern Iraq. The protesters accuse the Shiite-led government of being hopelessly corrupt and complain of poor public services and high unemployment.
At least 350 people have been killed and thousands wounded since Iraq’s protests started on 1 October.
According to the information obtained from the Iraq War Communication Unit, an operation was carried out in the Doli Kerhe region of Kirkuk.
The operation was carried out the vicinity of Kirkuk where a shelter was identified hiding 6 ISIS members.
It is understood the ISIS people were killed.
ISIS mercenaries responded to the operation launched by the Iraqi army forces against them in a large area by performing an attack in Xaneqin. One civilian and three soldiers were killed in the attack.