Iraq: Two seperate Daesh attacks kill 25 people in Mosul and Kirkuk

 

According to police and local officials Daesh militants have killed at least 25 in two separate attacks late on Sunday in Iraq’s of Mosul and Kirkuk. A local Sunni tribal sheikh was also killed in the attack.

The militants stormed the house of a tribal sheikh who led a Sunni militia that had fought against the militants, killing him, his son and two guests in a village near the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul.
Daesh had earlier seized control of much of northern Iraq in 2014. It lost Shirqat to US-backed Iraqi security forces supported by Sunni tribal fighters in 2016. However, a small number of militants are still operating in the area and are capable of launching sporadic attacks.

Five members of one family were killed by militants who set up a fake security checkpoint on a main road in the town of Nijana, south of the oil city of Kirkuk. According to the officials, the family were Shiite Turkmens — a father who is an Iraqi soldier, his pregnant wife, his two children and his brother-in-law.

Local police found  five charred corpses were found inside the burned-out car, after the militants fled the scene. Two police officers accused Daesh militants of carrying out the attack. Incidentally another passer-by was also killed inside his car during the attack.

 

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