2017 Tikrit attacks

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2017 Tikrit attacks
Part of the Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017)
LocationTikrit, Iraq
Date4 April 2017
WeaponsExplosive belt
Deaths35
Non-fatal injuries
42+
PerpetratorsIslamic State

Islamic State militants kill at least 35 people including 14 security forces. The attack occurred in Tikrit.[1][2]

The attacks[edit]

The attack occurred late on the night of April 4, when ISIL militants disguised in military uniform attacked security checkpoints and stormed several houses in Zuhour, a neighborhood in Tikrit. The clashes resulted in the killing of at least five IS militants; three were shot dead, while two others detonated their explosive vests, according to a security source.[3][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islamic State kills 31 in Iraq's Tikrit: security sources, medics". Reuters. 5 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Iraq suicide bombings in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, kill 22". Yahoo News. 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Up to 35 people killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit". Xinhua.net. 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Dozens killed in wave of attacks in Iraq's Tikrit". Al Jazeera. 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Iraqi civilians killed as IS militants attack Tikrit". BBC News. 5 April 2017.