The Republic of Kurdistan
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Earthquake hits Iran and shakes Iraq and Kurdistan

Two people were killed and dozens wounded in an earthquake that hit the Kurdish city of Kermanshah in western Iran early Sunday.

Most of the victims were in the town of Tazaabad, northeast of Kermanshah, according to the official Tasnim news agency.

People felt the quake in remote areas, especially in Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk and many areas in the province of Kurdistan, according to the Iraqi earthquake observatory.

Iraqi state television said there were no reports of casualties.

The Iraqi Seismological Observatory said in a statement that there were no reports of damage.

In November last year, 350 people were killed and thousands wounded in a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that hit villages and towns in Kermanshah and border areas in the province of Kurdistan.

It was the worst earthquake in more than a decade.