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Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: Car bomb explodes near U.S. consulate in Erbil

UPDATE: Car bomb explodes near U.S. consulate in Erbil Guards protect the U.S. consulate in Erbil on Aug. 11, 2014. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images) By Cathy Otten, Patrick Osgood, Rawaz Tahir and Staff of Iraq Oil Report Published Friday, April 17th, 2015 A car bomb exploded near the U.S. consulate in Erbil on Friday afternoon, killing at least three people.The attack began at approximately 5:47 p.m. when a car sped toward a checkpoint manned by members of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Asayesh intelligence service, one block north of the main entrance of the consulate compound. Asayesh officers fired on the car, which detonated before reaching the compound, according to a KRG security official.The explosion was followed by wh...

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