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. AFP / Marwan IBRAHIM
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The U.N. 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.Iraqi forces are working to determine where the shelling is coming from and who is responsible.In October, a similar number of houses were reportedly looted and burned by Turkmen PMUs and civilians, she pointed out.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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