Baghdad Last Updated at May 2, 2018
At least 16 people have been killed and four injured after unknown gunmen attacked houses at a town in Iraq’s Salahudinprovince, an Officialsaid.
The attack took place on Tuesday evening. Gunmen armed with machine guns attacked three houses in a village, south of Dujail town, around 60 km from capital Baghdad, Lieutenant ColonelMohammed Al-jubourifrom Salahudin’s provincial police told Xinhua News Agency
The three houses belonged to three sons of a Judgenamed Rahim al-Marzouq, the offical said, adding that all the victims are the members of the three families and most of them were women and children.
Iraqi security forces launched investigation into the incident, while the troops sealed off the scene and started a Search Campaignin the area looking for the attackers, Jubouri said.
The predominately Sunni Arab province of Salahudinhas been the scene of a major offensive by Iraqi security forces and allied Hashd Shaabi units to drive out Islamic State (IS) militants from the provincial key cities and towns, including its capital city Tikrit, around 170 from Baghdad . ( IANS )