VIDEO: ISIL bomb truck explodes in mid-air
ISTANBULA bomb-laden vehicle driven by a suicide bomber from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has exploded in mid-air, moments after being hit by a roadside bomb near Kirkuk, a newly-released video purportedly shows.
The video, which was recently released through YouTube accounts supportive of the Iraqi Kurdish security forces, the Peshmerga, was picked up by a number of international media outlets on April 14, but it was not immediately possible to verify it.
On April 14, assaults in and around Baghdad killed at least 14 civilians, as Iraqi security forces repelled an attack by ISIL on the country’s largest oil refinery, according to officials.
The bombings came a day after attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 15 civilians.
ISIL and other Sunni extremists carry out near-daily attacks targeting Iraq’s security forces and the Shiite majority.
Kirkuk is one of the key cities in Iraq for efforts to reconquer ISIL’s northern hub of Mosul.