11 civilians killed, injured by armed attack northeast of Baqubah

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( A security source in Diyali province said on Friday, that 11 civilians had been either killed or wounded in an armed attack northeast of Baqubah.

The source informed, “Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a gathering of young people who were sitting near a residential house in the area of Abi Saida northeast of Baqubah), killing six of them and wounding five others, including two persons in critical condition.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “Security forces arrived at the area and rushed the injured to a nearby hospital and the bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department.”

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