Thursday, 09 December 2021 02:55 GMT

Iraq: gunmen kill 8 civilians


(MENAFN) On Tuesday, at least eight Iraqis were killed and three others were wounded after militants opened fire on unarmed Iraqi civilians in a town 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, a security source said as reported by MEM.

Security forces were searching the area in Tarmiya where the shooting took place, the military said in a statement which did not specify a death toll.

"Security forces stopped this terrorist gang," the military later said in a second statement.

In December, Iraq declared victory over Daesh, which had seized control of nearly a third of the country in 2014. However, the group continues to carry out attacks and bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.

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