Militants breach Kurdish defenses in Iraq with attack on Dibis

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 03, 2015 1:35 PM

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a local government compound in northern Iraq on Tuesday in a rare breach of Kurdish defenses in the Dibis area, security sources said.

Following the explosion, an unknown number of militants entered the compound and occupied the mayor's office, according to a policeman at the scene who said the battle was continuing.

(Writing by Isabel Coles; editing by Andrew Roche)