Two suicide bombers struck the house of a leader of anti-IS group at a town in Salahudin province in central Iraq, killing three people and wounding 15 others.
Earlier today Sheikh Adnan al-Bazi, the leader of government-backed paramilitary Sunni tribal fighters’ house in Mutasim, located 100 km north of Baghdad has been attacked by two suicide bombers.The guards of the group’s leader clashed with the attackers who managed to enter the house and detonated themselves, leaving three people killed and 15 others wounded, including Bazi himself and some of his family members.
The security forces sealed off the scene and imposed curfew in the town, as ambulances evacuated the victims to the town’s hospital.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for the suicide attacks, targeting government officials and security forces, as well as crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
The attack occurred as the IS militants carried out multiple attacks on the security headquarters and some government buildings in the northern city of Kirkuk and a nearby power plant, leaving at least 24 people killed and dozens wounded.
The attacks in Mutasim and Kirkuk came as the Iraqi security forces backed by anti-IS international coalition are carrying out a major offensive to drive out the IS militants from its last major stronghold in and around the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.