Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have blown up a Sufi shrine in Kirkuk, as websites close to the extremist group reported on Sunday.
The websites said the militants booby-trapped the shrine and blew it up late Saturday in Tal Hama southeast of Daqouq region
Islamic State militants adopt a fundamental interpretation of Islam which beholds Sufism as heresy. The had demolished several shrines and archaeological sites since they emerged in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “caliphate”.
Iraq declared victory over the group last December, but the militants have launched occasional attacks against civilians and security forces since then.