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Car bombing targets U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq
Car bombing targets U.S. consulate in Irbil, Iraq

Islamic State militants took responsibility Friday for a car bomb that exploded outside the U.S. consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil. The State Department said no U.S. personnel were killed in the Friday afternoon blast in the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region. Local media reports indicated that at least one civilian was killed in the explosion, which occurred outside the heavily guarded consulate compound in the mostly Christian Ankawa district. The area is popular with foreigners and is home to many cafes, restaurants and hotels. The Kurdish Rudaw website reported two civilians killed and at least eight injured in the bombing. Other accounts indicated...

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