Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 17, including foreigners

February 5, 2016 4:43 PM

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ERBIL, Iraq A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners.

Governor Nawzad Hadi told Rudaw TV that 14 of the victims were not from the autonomous region, but that their nationality was not yet known.

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