IS blows up electricity station in Kirkuk

<p style="text-align: left;">Islamic State (IS) militants have blown up an electricity station, southwest of Kirkuk, an informed official from the electricity department in the province said on Sunday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, &ldquo;groups of Islamic State members set the electricity station of Therban village, near Fataha region, southwest of Kirkuk, on fire, burning the station and causing damages.&rdquo;

According to the source technical teams said &ldquo;inspected the station as well as the damages caused as result of the blast in the station, which provides several villages in Hawija with electricity.&rdquo;

This comes as Iraq witnesses protests due to deteriorated living standards, unemployment, corruption, and electricity shortage, which urged the Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to dismiss Qassim al-Fahdawi, the electricity minister, and refer him to investigations.

Mass protests were staged in the central and southern provinces of Iraq due to poor services offered by the government and corruption.

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