IS member kills three companions, wounds others after taking ‘pink pills’

Islamic State militants. File photo.

Salahuddin ( An Islamic State militant has killed three of his companions after he took drugs in east of Salahuddin province, a local source said Thursday.

AlSumaria News quoted the source as saying that “IS member killed three of his companions in the vicinity of Mutaibija, in east of Salahuddin after taking drugs, called pink pills.”

“The accident is the second of its kind this month,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said. “The pink pills are widely spread among IS fighters. The pills can make the militants fearless, thus they are highly used ahead of any armed attack.”

Occasional attacks have been witnessed in Mutaibija by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014,

News reports earlier this month mentioned that IS emir in Makhoul was killed along with his brother, while three other militants were wounded as an armed militant shot them after taking the pills, which turn them to drug-crazed killing machines.

Last Friday, a local source told AlSumaria News that the group detained in Hawija, southwest Kirkuk, one of its prominent doctors, who promotes for the pink pills.

IS holds pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, posing threats to the liberated regions.

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