In Iraq, 20 people killed in two suicide attacks

In Iraq, 20 people killed in two suicide attacks

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In Iraq, 20 people killed in two suicide attacks

At least five security officers and six civilian employees were killed and 24 people were injured in a car bomb attack, rammed the gate and exploded next to the Intelligence Ministry of the Interior of Iraq in central Baghdad. Another attack occurred in Tikrit: there in the crowd of soldiers and militia of Shiite entered mined Humvee, according to Reuters , killing nine people.

Terrorist attacks occurred a day after militants attacked a Shiite on Sunni mosque in western Iraq, which killed 68 people, reminds RIA “Novosti” .According to some data, Shiite militants broke into a Sunni mosque in the village Imam Wais, 70 kilometers away from the administrative center of the governorate of Diyala – the city Baquba, which opened fire on the crowd to pray for people.

Since the beginning of June in Iraq intensified group “Islamic state.” The militants, who fought to the last time in Syria, led offensive on the northern and western regions of Iraq. In late June, the IG announced the establishment of an “Islamic caliphate” on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi authorities have appealed to the international community for help in combating the IG. Particularly tense situation in the north, where militants threaten genocide, ethnic religious minorities Yezidi Kurds.

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