Many feared dead in IS attack on burial service procession in northern Iraq

An attack on a memorial service procession in northern Iraq has claimed various victims, Iraq’s military said in a statement Friday.

The military said the “psychological oppressor” attack in the area of Salahaddin resulted in “various victims” however didn’t provide explicit figures.

An Iraqi security official said eight individuals had been killed, among them police and civilians, and that armed militants had started shooting at the group.

The official, who talked on state of anonymity said the attack had been perpetrated by the Islamic State group. The death toll couldn’t be immediately affirmed. The military said it will provide details once an investigation is finished

Northern Iraq has been a hotspot for IS action since their territorial defeat in 2017 by Iraqi security forces with help from the US-drove alliance. Iraqi forces routinely complete anti-IS tasks in the tough hilly northern region and the deserts of western Iraq where they are known to be stayed.

IS attacks have subsided in recent years yet proceed in these areas where security forces are often the objective of ambushes, strikes and IEDs.

Now and again, IS has managed to dispatch attacks in the capital. Somewhere around 30 individuals were killed last week in a suicide bombarding in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. The attack was claimed by IS.


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