Iran's engineers back home after IS attack near Kirkuk
Tehran, Iran, October 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iranian engineers and technicians who have been working in Iraqi Kirkuk city, have returned home after four of them were killed in an Islamic State (aka IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) attack.
The Iranian Consulate in Sulaymaniyah announced that all Iranian technicians and workers based in the Iraqi governorates of Kirkuk and Nineveh were taken to their country, IRNA news agency reported.
Prior to that, four Iranian technicians were killed and four others were injured in the IS attack on a power station in Kirkuk.
Sources said at least 18 people, mostly members of the security forces and workers at the power station, were killed.
The assault took place as three bombers stormed a power plant under construction by an Iranian company near Dibs town, located about 40 kilometers northwest of Kirkuk city, the town’s mayor Abdullah Nureddin al-Salehi said.
At least eight terrorists were reportedly killed, either by blowing themselves up or in clashes with security forces.