Seven killed in Iraq bombing
on 09/09/2012 10:47:24
Kirkuk police commander Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir said the recruits had gathered in a car park this morning outside a military base about six miles outside the city of Kirkuk.
He said the recruits were applying for jobs as police with the state-run Northern Oil Co.
Kirkuk has been an Iraq flashpoint for years. Iraqi Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen all claim to a stake to its oil-rich land.
Last week, three Shiite mosques were attacked in Kirkuk in bombings that killed eight people. The city is located 180 miles north of Baghdad.