At least 11 people were killed in Iraq on Tuesday in an attack attributed to the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group against a town in the east of the country, reported two security sources.
The attack took place in the town of Al Rashad, Diyala province, and caused “11 dead and 13 wounded,” said a security source in the province.
A second source mentioned the presence of civilians among the victims and pointed out that the attack was carried out with light weapons, in a town where many members of the security forces live.
The sector was closed and reinforcements were sent for tracking operations, according to the first source.
The inhabitants of the town are mainly from the Bani Tamim tribe, to which the governor of the province belongs, both sources agreed.