2019-08-26 Iraq||Rocket hits football stadium in Daquq, killing six
[Rudaw] Rockets fell on a football stadium in the Zain al-Abdeen village in the town of Daquq south of Kirkuk late Saturday night.|
Six people were killed and four others were maimed by the rockets, according to Daquq Mayor Sheikh Lewis Findi.
"The rockets fell on a local football stadium, when the young men were playing," Findi told Rudaw on Sunday.
Most of the casualties were young men, and one was a police officer, according to Findi. There are no investigations ongoing, he said.
"Until now the Iraqi federal police have not started investigations nor started operations to arrest the perpetrators," said Findi.
Zain al-Abdeen is a majority Turkmen village, according to Findi.
In a Facebook post, Iraqi Turkmen politician Ershad Salihi said he believes that the attacks on Zain al-Abdeen had a "political" agenda, without specifying what that means.
It is still unknown if the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) are behind the rocket attacks. Findi believes ISIS was the perpetrator.
"ISIS is responsible for those attacks on the town," he said, using the Arabic-language acronym for the group.
On its Telegram channels, ISIS claimed it carried out attacks on federal police in the Diyala province on Saturday.
“A bunch of Islamic State terrorists fired RPG rockets and medium-range weapons at a pitch in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk, leaving six people dead,” the Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a press statement Sunday.
“The mortar attack also left nine people wounded,” added the statement.
The Iraqi military announced on Saturday that two Islamic State terrorists were arrested in Kirkuk province.
“Acting on intelligence information, troops of the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate caught two Islamic State terrorists in al-Qassem and June First districts in Kirkuk,” Iraqi TV channel Alsumaria TV quoted the directorate as saying in a press release.
“The pair were tasked with equipping hotbeds of the Islamic State terrorist group on the outskirts of Kirkuk,” the statement read.
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