Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 11 people including a woman on Tuesday in an attack on a village in Diyala province, east of Iraq, the country’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement. The attack that targeted “defenseless civilians” in the village of Al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, injured others, it added. Security and medical… Read More Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 10 Iraqi policemen and wounded four during an overnight attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police sources said on Sunday. Police sources said the attackers clashed for two hours with police stationed at a village in the town of Rashad, 30 km (18 miles) southwest of northern… Read More Ten policemen dead, four injured as Islamic State militants attack post in northern Iraq

Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on a power station in Iraq, the group’s Nasheer News said on its Telegram channel. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity said on its Facebook page that Salah al-Din Power Station in the city of Samarra was targeted with Katyusha rockets, causing severe damage to parts of the generating… Read More Islamic State claims responsibility for rocket attack on power station in Iraq

Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the… Read More Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq