ISIS attack on Baghdad kills 12: Iraqi officials

| Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 16:25
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ISIS attack on Baghdad kills 12: Iraqi officials

ISIS attack on Baghdad kills 12: Iraqi officials

Baghdad:  The ISIS launched a coordinated assault on a natural gas plant in the capital that killed at least 12 people, according to Iraqi officials.
The attack started at dawn with a suicide car bomber hitting the main gate of the plant in the town of Taji, about 20 kilometers north of Baghdad. Then several suicide bombers and terrorists broke into the plant and clashed with the security forces, an official said, adding that 25 troops were wounded.
A medical official reportedly confirmed the casualty figures. 
The ISIS-affiliated Aamaq news agency credited a group of "Caliphate soldiers" for the attack.
ISIS extremists still control significant areas in northern and western Iraq, including the second-largest city of Mosul. It has declared an Islamic caliphate on the territory it holds in Iraq and Syria.
The group has recently increased its attacks far from the front lines in a campaign that Iraqi officials say is an attempt to distract from their recent battlefield losses. Also, more than 100 people have been killed in a string of bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere.

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