ISIS attack north of Baghdad kills two brothers and wounds third
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Several Islamic State gunmen attacked a village north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad late Thursday night, killing two brothers, wounding a third, and also injuring another family member, said security sources.
One source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Kurdistan 24 on Friday that gunmen from the extremist group stormed the village outside the town of al-Nabai, which lies in southernmost Salahuddin Province, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Baghdad.
Another security source said that, in addition to the two brothers who were killed, a third brother and one of their cousins were also injured by gunfire.
A third source specified that the shooting occurred in a village named “al-Qarya al-Khamisa,” located in a rural area where residents make their livings primarily through farming.
The incident comes just two days after Islamic State members ambushed soldiers from the Iraqi army in the nearby Tarimiya district of Salahuddin Province, killing at least six, according to the latest numbers, in what is reportedly the deadliest recent attack in the country.
Source: Kurdistan 24