A bombing targeting a general in northern Iraq Jan.12 damaged his vehicle but left him unharmed, an official said, the latest of several attacks in the normally peaceful Kurdish region in recent months.

The magnetic “sticky bomb” attached to Brigadier General Bakhtiyar Fayikh’s car detonated around 8:00 a.m. outside his home in eastern Sulaimaniyah, the second-biggest city in the three-province autonomous region of Kurdistan. Fayikh is a member of the asayesh, the Kurdish region’s internal security force.

Asayesh spokesman Rizgar Hama Amin said the blast damaged Fayikh’s car but left him unharmed, while Fayikh himself told journalists the blast was a “terrorist operation.” […]