Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Clash Near Kirkuk, Iraq

A member of the Iraqi government forces stands guard in a humvee turret while guarding the Bai Hassan oil field, west of the multi-ethnic northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, on October 19, 2017. (Getty)

Iraqi forces clashed on Friday with Kurdish forces at Altun Kupri, 35 kilometres (22 miles) north west of Kikurk, on the road between the city and Kurdish capital Erbil, security sources said.

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