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Iraqi Turkomans Mourn Leader Killed In Bombing

Hundreds of ethnic Turkoman mourners have attended the funeral of a deputy leader of their minority group who was killed in a double suicide bombing in Tuz Khurmatu, north of Baghdad.

Ali Hashim Muhtaroglu, the deputy head of the Turkoman Front, was killed along with two of his sons and five other people on June 25.

The bombers targeted a demonstration by Turkomans against perceived poor security in the region.

Tuz Khurmatu is located some 175 kilometers north of Baghdad in a band of territory contested by Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomans.

Based on reporting by Reuters