Suicide bombing kills 1 north-west of Baghdad

Four bombers tried to force their way into a military site north-west of Baghdad

Suicide bombing kills 1 north-west of Baghdad

World Bulletin / News Desk

A pro-government fighter was killed in a suspected ISIL attack on a military site north-west of Baghdad on Saturday, according to an Iraqi police officer.

Four bombers attempted to force their way into the site in al-Halabsah district, triggering clashes with guards manning the site, police captain Nazhan al-Khedr said.

"Three bombers were killed while the fourth managed to blow himself up, killing a fighter and injuring several others," he said.

He said the Iraqi army sent military reinforcements into the area in anticipation of further attacks.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraqi authorities often blame ISIL for attacks in Baghdad as a way to ease military pressures on the terrorist group in Mosul, where the Iraqi army is trying to dislodge ISIL from its last stronghold in northern Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Haziran 2017, 12:58
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