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Report just coming in say a Suicide car bomb attack has targeted office of the governor of Erbil in Iraq.

News agency Rudaw reports at least four people killed and it ia not clear the identity of those killed.

Jihadist group ISIS claimed responsibility of this latest attack.

More to Follow.


Israel: Jerusalem attack left four dead

Posted: November 18, 2014 in World News


At least four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol, knives
and axes attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say.

The attackers – Palestinians from East Jerusalem – were shot dead, police say .

There have been several deadly attacks and clashes in Jerusalem recently amid tension over a disputed holy site.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to respond “with a heavy hand” to the attack – the deadliest in Jerusalem in six years.

“This is a direct result of incitement led by Hamas and [Palestinian President Mahmoud
Abbas, known as] Abu Mazen, incitement that the international community has been irresponsibly ignoring,” he said in a statement.

Hamas and Mr Abbas’s Fatah party – both rival Palestinian factions – agreed to form a unity
government earlier this year, in a move denounced at the time by Israel.

Mr Abbas’s office issued a statement saying: “The presidency condemns the attack on Jewish worshippers in their place of prayer and condemns the killing of civilians no matter who is doing it.”

Hamas and another Palestinian Islamist militant group, Islamic Jihad, praised the attack. Israel
has designated both groups as terrorist organisations.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the act of “pure terror simply has no place in human behaviour”.