10 killed as IS suicide bombers strike Iraq
Ten people were killed, including women and children, and 13 injured on Friday in an attack carried out by Islamic State's suicide bombers west of Iraq, a police official said
Members of the Iraqi forces carry a victim, who was injured in a suicide attack as people were escaping the Old City of Mosul, as they arrive at a make-shift hospital on June 23, 2017. Pic/AFP
Baghdad: Ten people were killed, including women and children, and 13 injured on Friday in an attack carried out by Islamic State's suicide bombers west of Iraq, a police official said.
About 12 to 15 suicide bombers carried out an attack in the village of al-Baghdadi about 140 km west of Ramadi, the capital of al-Anbar province, killing eight civilians and two soldiers, Efe news reported.
More than 13 people were wounded and were transferred by Iraqi forces to a military base near the village. Some of the suicides bombers blew themselves up in two houses and the rest were killed by Iraqi security forces, a police official said.
A few hours after the attack, the IS claimed responsibility through a Telegram message and claimed that four of its members, who wore explosives belts, attacked al-Bagdadi village.
The IS militants also claimed that they killed 40 soldiers and that dozens were injured, including the Governor of al-Bagdadi. After the attack, the police imposed a curfew in the village.
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