Car bomb near US consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 3

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ARBIL, Iraq: A car bomb blast near the US consulate in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region killed three people and wounded five on Friday, Kurdish officials said. A spokeswoman in Washington said that all consulate staff had been accounted for and that “there are no reports of injuries to Chief of Mission personnel or local guards”. “The initial toll is three killed and five wounded when a suicide car bomb exploded here near the US consulate,” said Jalal Habib, the mayor of Ainkawa, where the explosion occurred.

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