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2 volunteer soldiers killed in militant attack on security post northeast of Baqubah

 2 volunteer soldiers killed in militant attack on security post northeast of Baqubah

Iraqi security forces. File photo.

Iraqi forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi forces. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – On Thursday, a security source in Diyali province revealed, that three elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia have been killed during a militant attack that targeted a security checkpoint in the area of al-Zour located in northeast of Baqubah.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told IraqiNews.com, “This evening, militants conducted an attack on a security post belonging to al-Hashed al-Sha’bi near Diyali River on the outskirts on al-Zour,” noting that, “The attack resulted in killing 3 elements of the checkpoint.”

“A security force cordoned off the area and transferred the dead bodies tot he forensic medicine department, while also opened an investigation into the incident,” the source added.

The area of al-Zour is located 47 km northeast of Baqubah.

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