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Security personnel killed, injured in suicide attacks in Salahuddin

A group of Islamic State militants hold a parade wearing their custom black uniforms


Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Tens of Islamic State suicide bombers carried out a suicide attack, leaving many people killed and injured in Salahuddin province, Iraqi media channels quoted security sources as saying.
Around thirty militants carried out the attack against headquarters of the pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), north of Samarra city in Salahuddin.
The attacks, which occurred on Monday evening, left many personnel killed and injured, the sources said. Around 15 militants blew up themselves during the attacks, while others ran away.
On Tuesday, two PMFs personnel were killed and four others injured in an armed confrontation with Islamic State militants in al-Farhatia district, southwest of Samarra. Scores of Islamic State militants were killed and wounded.

Last week, a family, composed of 12 members, was killed by an Islamic State member in the same village.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.


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