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As much as 13 killed in IS assault on funeral north of Baghdad | Asia Information

2021-07-31 05:05:11

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Member of the Iraqi federal police forces stand guard at a checkpoint in a road within the capital Baghdad on Jan 29, 2021. (PHOTO / Newpaper24)

BAGHDAD – As much as 13 individuals have been killed and 45 others wounded on Friday in an assault by militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group on a funeral and a close-by checkpoint in Salahudin province in Iraq, a provincial police supply stated.

The assault happened within the night when IS militants attacked a funeral tent within the village of Albu Jily close to the city of Yathrib, some 80 km north of Baghdad, Col. Mohammed al-Bazi advised Xinhua.

A medical supply from Balad Hospital within the close by city of Balad advised Xinhua that they acquired 13 our bodies with bullet wounds, whereas 45 wounded others have been admitted to the hospital for remedy, a few of them in vital situation

The IS militants additionally attacked a close-by checkpoint within the village, al-Bazi stated, including that three policemen have been among the many killed.

The safety forces sealed off the scene as reinforcement troops arrived within the space, he added.

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A medical supply from Balad Hospital within the close by city of Balad advised Xinhua that they acquired 13 our bodies with bullet wounds, whereas 45 wounded others have been admitted to the hospital for remedy, a few of them in vital situation.

A short assertion by the Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed the assault, including that particulars have been to be launched later.

Salahudin Provincial Governor Ammar al-Jaber condemned the lethal assault in a press release, stressing that the safety forces will launch an investigation into the incident to deliver the perpetrators to justice.

In the course of the previous months, IS militants have intensified their assaults on the Iraqi safety forces within the province the militants beforehand managed, leaving dozens lifeless and wounded.

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The safety scenario in Iraq has been enhancing since Iraqi safety forces totally defeated the IS militants throughout the nation late in 2017. Nevertheless, IS remnants have since melted in city areas or deserts and rugged areas, finishing up frequent guerilla assaults in opposition to safety forces and civilians. 

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