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Yemeni Arrested in Connection with Iraq Bombs, TV Reports

Kurdish television said Iraqi police in Kirkuk had arrested a man with a Yemeni passport who they believe may be connected with twin suicide bombings that killed more than 100 people in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region. Suicide bombers attacked the offices of Kurdistan’s two main political parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (KDP), in Arbil Sunday. Kurdistan Television said late Wednesday that a taxi driver in Kirkuk, 50 miles south of Arbil, had contacted police there after recognizing a picture issued by the KDP of a man it said was one of the suicide bombers. The driver said he had driven the man from Al-Zahra hotel in Kirkuk to the Arbil transport terminal early Sunday morning. Security forces later raided the hotel and detained an Arab man with a Yemeni passport who had a large quantity of explosives in his possession, the television said. There was no immediate confirmation from Kirkuk police. Full Story

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