Dane killed in Iraq

Man died in northern Iraq after being hit by road-side bomb while on a cycling trip with a friend

According to the Foreign Ministry, a Danish citizen has died in northern Iraq.

Whilst the ministry cannot release further details due to confidentiality obligations, Kurdish media has reported that the tragedy involves a young man on a bicycle trip with his friend.

Kurdistan 24 and Rudaw reported that the two men were cycling on a non-paved road in Kurdistan when they were hit by a road-side bomb. 

His friend called an ambulance, but the man’s life couldn’t be saved. 

The two were reportedly on their way to Baghdad when they decided to take a dirt road that locals avoid due to mines in the area.