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IS attacks village in Baiji, kills 5 civilians

IS attacks village in Baiji, kills 5 civilians
Members of the Islamic State. File photo.

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A security source declared that a number of civilians were killed by attacks launched by members of the Islamic State group, who sneaked into a village in Baiji District, north of Salahuddin, Bas News reported on Saturday.

The source said that a number of the Islamic State’s members sneaked into al-Mazraa village in Baiji District, at dawn today, and killed four members of one family.

“Another IS militant, who was wearing an explosive belt, blew up himself on a civilian, while security forces imposed a curfew in the village until further notice,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

The source also revealed that Iraqi security forces cordoned off the village, to search for the Islamic State’s militants.

Noteworthy, security forces liberated Baiji District, which includes the biggest oil refinery in Iraq and Middle East, from the Islamic State’s control in mid-October 2015.



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