IS elements kill woman, kidnap two sons northeast of Diyala

Islamic State militants. File photo.

Diyala ( A woman was killed when Islamic State militants raided her home in northeast of Diyala governorate and kidnapped two of her sons, a local source told Alsumaria News on Monday.

“IS militants raided a house in a village west of Jalawla (70 km northeast of Baquba), killed a woman and kidnapped two of her sons,” the source said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that security forces opened an inquiry into the incident, but he did not mention any details about the motivations for the murder.

On Sunday, one civilian was wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in northeast of Diyala Governorate, AlSumaria News reported

IS members have escalated bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians over the past months, coinciding with Iraqi security operations to expel the group from Mosul, their largest bastion in Iraq.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State terror group who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members’ deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

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