Two car bombs targeting a Shiite mosque in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq killed at least six people and wounded 40 others on Thursday, according to police. (Aug. 7)
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Kirkuk, Iraq - August 7, 2014
1. Scene of blast with vehicle on fire
2. Rubble of mosque
3. Two men lifting slab of rubble
4. Rubble in the foreground with rescuers working in the background
5. Body in rubble with rescuers in the background
6. Men walking through the rubble of the damaged mosque
7. Two men lifting up a sheet, tilt up to damaged mosque
8. Mosque with front walls missing
Two car bombs targeting a Shiite mosque in Kirkuk in Northern Iraq killed at least six people and wounded 40 others on Thursday, police said.
The mosque was being used as shelter by Shiite refugees, who fled violence in their hometown of Tal Afar.
The oil-rich city of Kirkuk, situated 130 miles north of the Capital Baghdad, is now under the control of troops from the Northern Iraqi Kurdish region (Peshmerga), after Iraqi government troops fled when they were attacked by Islamic militants.
The group, which calls itself the Islamic State, has already seized large chunks of northern and western Iraq, plunging the country into its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops.