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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