Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand guard at the Bakirta check point near the town of Makhmur, south of Irbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A car bombing at the entrance to the U.S. consulate in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed at least one person and wounded five others Friday the local mayor said.Such attacks are rare in Erbil, a haven of relative safety in a country torn apart by insurgency and sectarian strife where, in many areas, bombings are a daily occurrence.The last major attack in Erbil was in November, when a suicide car bomber blew himself up outside the entrance to the governor's office in the heart of the city, killing five.
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