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Kurds face new dangers with gains in Iraq

Deadly bombings near checkpoint manned by Kurdish forces highlight downside of their takeover of Kirkuk.

Last updated: 12 Jul 2014 20:53
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At least 31 people have been killed in suicide car bombings near Kirkuk in northern Iraq. The attacks targeted a checkpoint manned by Kurdish forces. The Kurds moved into the oil city after the Iraqi army abandoned its posts in the face of the Sunni-led rebellion, which began last month. And as the Kurds take new territory, they are facing new dangers.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Tuz Khurmato.

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