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Death toll in Iraq from suspected terror blasts hits 15

Hashd al-Shaabi militia loses 11 members in bombings in Saladin province

Arif Yusuf, Hamdi Yildiz   | 13.12.2019
Death toll in Iraq from suspected terror blasts hits 15

SALADIN, Iraq (AA)

The death toll from four separate attacks in Iraq’s Saladin and Diyala provinces has risen to 15, local security sources told Anadolu Agency on Friday.

The sources, who asked not to be named due to security concerns, said a total of 11 members of the Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed in two truck bomb explosions near its military checkpoint in Samarra city in Saladin.

Three children died in Al-Shirqat city in Saladin when a bomb exploded on a road leading to a primary school.

In addition, one person was killed and two others wounded in Diyala province when a bomb planted on a motorcycle detonated.

No organization has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but security sources say they are similar to those carried out by the Daesh/ISIS terror group.

Meanwhile, scores of protestors were referred to hospitals in the capital Baghdad and Karbala province due to injuries from tear gas, according to information from a health source.

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