ISIS Attack Kills Five in Iraq’s Diyala

Published September 27th, 2021 - 06:48 GMT
ISIS attack leave 5 people killed
Iraqi forces near border with Syria. (AFP/File)
4 people, including 2 security personnel, injured in ISIS attack

Twin ISIS attack kills at least 5 people in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province on Sunday, a local police officer said.

A roadside bomb exploded at a civilian vehicle in the town of Had Akhder, northeast of Diyala, the officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

As security forces arrived at the scene, gunmen opened fire, causing the casualties, the officer added.

According to the source, a police officer was among the victims, while four people, including two security personnel, were injured in the attack.

In recent months, Daesh/ISIS terrorists have escalated their attacks, especially in the area between Kirkuk, Salahuddin, and Diyala, known as the Triangle of Death.

In 2017, Iraq declared victory over Daesh/ISIS by reclaiming all territories the terrorist group controlled since the summer of 2014, which was estimated to be about a third of the country’s territory.

The group, however, still maintains sleeper cells in large areas in Iraq and occasionally launches sporadic attacks.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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