Iraq: more terror in Kurdistan

A car-bombing attack on the offices of the Kurdistan Democratic Party [in Makhmur] killed over fifty people [May 13]. The blast comes as the autonomous and relatively stable Kurdish region in Iraq is in the grips of a fit of terrorist violence. [Makhmur’s mayor was among the dead.] [AlJazeera, May 13] The militant group “Islamic State in Iraq”—with alleged al-Qaeda leadership—has claimed responsibility for the attack. [Reuters, May 14]

From Security Briefs, May 14

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