Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Kills At Least 6 In Iraq, Injures 150: Officials

"Four people were killed by the earthquake" in Darbandikhan, the town's mayor Nasseh Moulla Hassan told AFP. Another two people were killed in Kalar, according to the director of the hospital in the town about 70 kilometres (45 miles) south of Darbandikhan.

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Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Kills At Least 6 In Iraq, Injures 150: Officials

The magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck 30 kilometres southwest of Halabjah at 9:18 pm (Representational)

Sulaimaniyah, Iraq:  A powerful earthquake that rocked northeastern Iraq on Sunday killed at least six people and injured 150 others in the country, officials said.

"Four people were killed by the earthquake" in Darbandikhan, the town's mayor Nasseh Moulla Hassan told AFP.

Another two people were killed in Kalar, according to the director of the hospital in the town about 70 kilometres (45 miles) south of Darbandikhan.

The US Geological Survey said on its website that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest of Halabjah at 9:18 pm (1818 GMT).

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