Iraqi army vehicles are seen parked near a former Kurdish military position on October 13, 2017 in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, near Iraq's oil-rich multi-ethnic province of Kirkuk.
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The UN voiced deep concern Friday over the reported shelling and burning of homes in the Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmatu, warning of a "serious risk" that violence could escalate."This fighting has to date resulted in an unconfirmed number of deaths in each group," Throssell said.She said staff from the UN rights office visited the city on December 7 and again on the 14th to investigate reports of the burning of homes and looting of businesses.As many as 11 houses reportedly belonging to Kurdish families and officials had also been destroyed by explosives in the city, Throssell said.
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