Car bomb blast targeted U.S. Consulate in Erbil: Reuters witness

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 17, 2015 11:47 AM

ERBIL (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on a road outside the U.S. Consulate and compound in Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Friday, a Reuters witness said.

The consulate houses U.S. diplomats and staff but there was no immediate reports of casualties. Gunfire was heard immediately after the blast but stopped later, the witness said.

(Reporting by Isabel Coles; Writing by Oliver Holmes; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)