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Seven IS militants involved in suicide attack in Salahuddin: Official

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) in Salahuddin.


Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Seven militants were revealed to have carried out the attack that took place earlier on Thursday south of Tikrit, Salahuddin, an official declared.

“The attack against Balad town, south of Tikrit, was carried out by seven suicide attackers. Four of them were killed before entering the town, whole two others were killed after reaching to the center,” Salah Eddin Mahdi, member of the security committee of the provincial council, told Baghdad Today.

“Security troops are following another attack. No casualties among civilians or security personnel resulted,” he added.

Earlier on Thursday, a security source from the province said a suicide attack occurred east of Balad.

an army soldier was killed, while three others were wounded as IS militants attacked a joint checkpoint for army and PMFs in Yathrib region, south of Salahuddin.

On Tuesday, al-Salam Corps, the military wing of popular Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s movement, said it killed three IS suicide bombers late Monday before they could stage an attack against nightclubs in the town of Balad, south of Tikrit, the province’s capital.

Pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, are still held by the militants which poses threats to the liberated regions. Iraqi troops are urged to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

It’s expected that the Iraqi government will head towards liberating other IS strongholds across Iraq, including in Salahuddin.


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