Wednesday, 01 December 2021 03:58 GMT

Iraq: IS attack on mosque kills one, injures 3


(MENAFN) Police declared that one person has died and three more were injured after a suspected Islamic State group jihadists attacked people getting out a mosque north of Baghdad.

A police officer confirmed that the attack occurred in the village of Khanouka near Ash-Sharqat, one of the last locations reclaimed by government forces from IS last year, 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of the capital.

The officer added: "The man, aged 80, had just finished praying (and was leaving the mosque) when the jihadists opened fire at him."

"Three other people were wounded in the shooting."

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