Impoverished iraqis scavenge for spoils of war (Photo: REUTERS)
AL-SHAHBA, Iraq – At dawn on Sunday morning, an explosion shook the heart of a city in central Iraq, leaving at least 60 people dead, a온카지노ccording to hospital officials. A man who answered the door of a private clinic was stunned to see police carrying bodies into their office.
The blast was caused by a mine, which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed in an online statement was « disputed ».
« They were trying to mine a mine but were stopped by a bomb that hit a security check point, which was destroyed, » said Ahmed al-Amin, a doctor at Al-Shayra hospital’s emergency ward.
A woman wearing dark clothing, her hair dyed brown, stood in front of a wrecked shop in this largely Shia western city, the only place in Iraq that remains untouched by the ISIL onslaught.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed on Sunday that it had « disputed » an attack that killed at least 60 people. (Reuters)
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Le점보카지노vant is a Sunni Islamic extremist movement.
The group has declared an « Islamic caliphate » across vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria but is believed to lack the ability to launch attacks in a large scale and the organization operates mainly in sparsely populated provinces such as northern and western Anbar province, where the government is battling the insurgents.
Police search for bodies at a mosque in this town after gunmen opened fire on soldiers guarding it on Saturday, killing more than 50 residents and wounding dozens, Iraqi security officials and the governor’s office said on Saturday. (Photo: AP)
In the town of Tal Afar, the security minister, Asaad al-Deen, said about 100 people lost their lives when gunmen who attacked a patrol convoy on Saturday opened fire from a pickup truck.
There have been clashes in Tal Afar, one of the province’s largest cities. An estim모나코 카지노ated 3,000 militants took to the streets after the attack, driving a massed group of soldiers out of the main military base in the city, according to officials.
Militant attacks in the southern town of Dhi Abaa have killed at least 12, police said.
Militants set off suicide bombers at a police station and a petrol station in the capital Baghdad, killing one person and wounding others, according to local authorities. Police said they were tryin