Double bombing at party office kills 19 in Iraq

An Iraqi sits in front of his detroyed shop following a car bomb the day before in neighborhood of Ur in eastern Baghdad on June 8, 2014. (AFP)

Authorities in Iraq say a double bombing at a Kurdish party office has killed 19 people in a town northeast of Baghdad.

Police officials say the attack took place Sunday morning when a suicide bomber set off his explosive vest at the gate of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan office in Jalula, 125 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

Minutes later, a car bomb exploded near the building as security forces arrived to inspect the scene of the first blast. Police put the death toll for both explosions at 13 killed and 60 wounded.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43