12 killed in liquor store blast in Iraq

“A car bomb exploded outside a liquor store in northern Iraq overnight, killing at least 12 civilians, a senior police officer said Sunday. The blast struck the northern oil-rich and ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk, deputy police chief Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul Rahman Youssef said. Youssef said that the blast in the western Al Wasiti neighborhood wounded 29. Kirkuk is located 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad. Militants often target night clubs, liquor stores and brothels. They want to impose a strict interpretation of Islam in Iraq.”

Source: 12 killed in liquor store blast in Iraq | GulfNews.com

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