KIRKUK (Iraq), 13 JULY: Violence in Iraq has killed 47 people, with the deadliest attack a suicide bombing that ripped through a crowded cafe, leaving 38 dead, police and doctors said.
The bomber struck at a cafe in the city of Kirkuk last night as people thronged the streets after the iftar meal that breaks the fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan.
Thirty-eight people were killed and 29 wounded in the south Kirkuk blast. Dozens of the victims’ families gathered in front of the main hospital in Kirkuk, some with blood on their clothes, waiting to know the fate of their relatives.
All cafes in Kirkuk closed after the attack, the first time a suicide bomber targeted a cafe in the city. “We closed our cafe in case there were more attacks,” said Yahya Abdulrahman, a cafe owner in the same area.