#AceWorldNews – IRAQ (Baghdad) – October 12 – A triple suicide bombing killed 26 Kurdish security forces north-east of Baghdad on Sunday and a roadside bomb killed the police chief of the western Anbar province, dealing major blows to Iraqi security forces struggling to combat the Islamic State extremist group AP reported.
Triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 26 Kurds
A bomb has killed Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Dulaimiof, the police chief of Iraqi Anbar province, Councilman Faleh al-Issawi said.
The triple attack took place in Qara Tappah, in the ethnically and communally mixed Diyala province, according to an official from the Kurdish Asayish security forces.
He said the first bomber detonated an explosives vest at the gateway to a security compound that also houses the office of a main Kurdish political party.
Minutes later, two suicide bombers plowed cars filled with explosives into the compound, causing heavy damage.
At least 60 people were wounded in the attack.
The Islamic State extremist group claimed the attack, saying it was carried out by three non-Iraqi jihadists.
The authenticity of the on-line statement could not be independently verified, but it was posted on a Twitter account frequently used by the militant group.