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Child killed in Iraq airstrike blamed on Turkey

A picture taken on August 17, 2015 shows a general view of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, west of the city of Mosul. (AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED)
A picture taken on August 17, 2015 shows a general view of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, west of the city of Mosul. (AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED)

A child has been killed in an airstrike on Iraq’s northern region of Sinjar, security sources say, blaming the Turkish air force.

The heartland of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Sinjar is frequently targeted by Turkish airstrikes against bases of Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The strike hit a “municipal council building in Snuny,” a village near the border with Syria, says a security official in autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan.

“A 12-year-old child was killed and six other people were wounded,” the official says on condition of anonymity.

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