Islamic State blow up Sufi shrine in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kirkuk ( 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.

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