Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Three people were killed, while the fourth was abducted in an armed attack, south of Salahuddin, a security source said on Monday.
Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “unidentified gunmen killed, in the evening, three people of one family and kidnapped another one in Zor Hawi al-Busat region, north of Samarra.”
The gunmen then fled toward unknown destination, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
“Security troops cordoned off the region in search for the perpetrators and the kidnapped one,” according to the source.
A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).
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.