Unidentified militants kill 3 volunteer soldiers northeast of Baqubah

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

( Diyala – A local source in Diyala Province said on Saturday, that three elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia had been killed in an armed attack that took place northeast of Baqubah.

The source said in a press statement followed by Iraqi News, “Today, unidentified militants opened fire against three elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia inside an agricultural grove in the vicinity of Shakrak (38 km northeast of Baqubah), resulting in their immediate death,” adding that, “The security authorities cordoned off the area of the incident and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority, while opened an investigation into the incident to determine the party that stands behind it.”

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