Thursday, December 27, 2018

Iraq: Islamic State (IS) terrorist group claims car bomb attack in Tal Afar


Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar, the group said on its news agency Amaq on Tuesday.

The attack on Tal Afar, a former IS stronghold, killed two people and wounded 11, Reuters reported, citing the Iraqi military.

Tal Afar is about 80km west of Mosul.

The city experienced cycles of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and produced some of IS’s most senior commanders.

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