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Paramilitary troops repel Islamic State attack in Salahuddin

Islamic State militants. File photo.

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have foiled an Islamic State attack, south of Samarra in Salahuddin province, the media service reported.

“Troops of the 43rd brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) received information that Islamic State members were intending to carry out attack against civil and security targets in the city,” the official website of the troops said.

“The forces managed to repulse the attack at the outskirts of Balad city, south of Samarra,” it added.

The report indicated losses in lives among the militant, while the rest ran away.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

On Wednesday, Over fifty people were killed and injured, as a result of an explosion that targeted a restaurant, south of Biji town in the province. On the same day, a bomb explosion targeted a vehicle in Qunitera village, in the western side of Shirqat town, leaving a civilian killed and two others injured.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).



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