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Five Iraqis killed in shelling officials blame on Turkey

Soldiers stand next to tanks bearing Turkish and Iraqi flags during a joint military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border at Silopi district in Sirnak on September 26, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ilyas Akengin)
Soldiers stand next to tanks bearing Turkish and Iraqi flags during a joint military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border at Silopi district in Sirnak on September 26, 2017. (AFP Photo/Ilyas Akengin)

At least five civilians are killed and 20 wounded in northern Iraq, when shelling attributed to neighboring Turkey hit a park in autonomous Kurdistan, two officials say.

Five people were killed in Turkish shelling on the border, including a child, a woman and an Arab tourist, and about 20 others were wounded, Mushir Bashir, the mayor of Zakho, tells AFP.

A local government official gave a similar account.

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