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25 Aug 2019 | 06:30 PM UTC

Iraq: IS militants kill six in mortar attack in Daquq (Kirkuk province) August 24

Iraq News Alert

Islamic State (IS) militants kill six civilians in mortar attack in Daquq (Kirkuk province) August 24; similar IS attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/27/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Daquq (Kirkuk province)

Event

Islamic State (IS) militants launched a mortar attack on a soccer field near a Shi'a shrine in Daquq (Kirkuk province) late (local time) on Saturday, August 24, killing at least six civilians and wounding nine others, according to police officials.

Similar IS attacks are possible in Kirkuk province over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Kirkuk province are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, adhere to all orders issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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