An Iraqi security source announced the killing of eleven people in a predominantly Sunni village in eastern Iraq, in response to an attack claimed by ISIS on a neighboring Shiite village that killed 15 people.
An attack claimed by the “ISIS” organization, which occurred on Tuesday night in the village of Al-Rashad in Diyala governorate, killed 15 people and wounded 26 others, in a final outcome, security sources told AFP today, Thursday, confirming the occurrence of “revenge” operations in response to that attack. .
In a statement on Wednesday, ISIS claimed the attack that targeted the village of al-Rashad, the majority of whose residents are Shiites, belonging to the Bani Tamim tribe. Most of the victims were civilians, and many of the villagers were affiliated with the security forces.
Eleven people were killed, according to an Iraqi security source, in another attack targeting the Sunni-majority village of Nahr al-Imam, launched by gunmen believed to be from the neighboring al-Rashad village, after accusing the residents of Nahr al-Imam of being behind the attack that targeted their village, according to the source.