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'Al-Qaeda making comeback' in Iraq's Kirkuk

Spate of attacks in northern Iraqi province prompts authorities to warn of return of groups linked to al-Qaeda.
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 00:45

There has been rise in the number of terror attacks in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, prompting warnings from government officials that groups linked with al-Qaeda are making a comeback.

At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack - seventh in the past six months - in the northern province this week.

Baghdad and Erbil squabble over control of Kirkuk, while security situation continues to worsen.

Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reports from Kirkuk.

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