Office of Iraqi parliament’s second deputy speaker attacked in Kirkuk

Security forces gather outside the office of the second deputy speaker of Iraqi parliament in Kirkuk, January 19, 2022.

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The office of the Iraqi parliament’s second deputy speaker was attacked by a bomb in Kirkuk on Wednesday, Esta Media Network reporter said.

Esta’s reporter in Kirkuk said a bomb was thrown from a vehicle at the office of Shakhawan Abdullah in Rahimawa neighborhood in Kirkuk on Wednesday night.

Abdullah was elected as the second deputy of parliament’s speaker on January 9.

There was no casualty in the attack, according to police.

“The security forces have launched an investigation into the attack,” Esta’s reporter said.

On Sunday, an explosion from a hand grenade hit the office of lawmaker Abdul Karim Abtan from the Taqaddum Party, led by Sunni leader Mohammed al-Halbousi, in Baghdad.

The attack came after the headquarters of Taqaddum Party and Azm Party led by Sunni politician Khamis al-Khanjar were also attacked in Baghdad on January 14.

Two people were wounded in the attack on Taqaddum party’s headquarters.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headquarters was also attacked in Baghdad the day before.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attacks.

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