Jul 23, 2018 12:56 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 09, 2020 21:47 Asia/Tehran]

A policeman had been injured after two gunmen approached the entrance of Erbil Governorate Office and opened fire at the guards.

 Erbil’s Deputy Governor, Tahir Abdullah also said that the security forces had surrounded the building in order to find the gunmen.

Erbil’s Deputy Governor added that the motive behind the attack is unclear.

It was specified in the reports that the attack group included three armed men.

Meanwhile, a few hours later the Reuters news agency reported citing a security source that one of the militants carried out a suicide bombing in the government building.

 The report mentioned two policemen, injured by the assailants.

The identity of the militants who assaulted the government facility is yet unknown,.