Kurdish officials and residents said on Saturday that three explosions tore through a crowded commercial district in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 19 and injuring over 100 people. (Aug. 23)
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Kirkuk, Iraq - August 23, 2014
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Kurdish officials and residents said on Saturday that three explosions tore through a crowded commercial district in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing at least 19 and injuring over 100 people.
Residents said the explosions were about 656 feet apart.
One building appeared to be partially collapsed, while firefighters battle to quell flames engulfing another structure.
Residents and emergency crews scrambled to help the injured and remove bodies.
Officials say many displaced Iraqis live near the area targeted in the blasts.
At least one family appeared trapped on the roof of one of the burning buildings screaming and waving for help.