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Six people killed, injured in Islamic State attack, northeast of Diyala

Islamic State militants.


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six people were killed and injured as Islamic State members attacked a house of a tribesman in a village, northeast of Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “Islamic State members attacked house of Sheikh Taha al-Khaldi in a village on the outskirts of Jalawla region, northeast of Diyala, using weapons and hand grenades.”

“Three people of Khaldi’s family were killed, while three others were injured as the attack was foiled,” the source said indicating “information on murder of some IS members during the confrontations.”

Security troops, according to the source, “arrived at the village and thwarted the attack. Situation is under control.”

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.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.


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