Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Mayor of Sharqat district, Ali al-Dawdah, announced on Monday, the killing of two children in a mortar shelling carried out by the Islamic State, while pointed out that security forces imposed a curfew in the district due to the attack.
Dawdah said in a press statement, “The Islamic state shelled Sharqat District with mortar shells that fell near a school in Sabkha area, killing teo children.”
“The Islamic State mobilized its members in Zawya area and attacked security forces that repulsed their offensive,” Dawdah added.
“The extremist group also strengthened its positions north of the province, while security forces imposed a curfew in the area due to the attack,” he further added.
Earlier today, members of the Islamic state tried to sneak into Sharqat and cut Mosul-Tikrit road, but the attack was foiled by security forces.