Daesh bomb attack on Iraq power plant kills 7, injures 12


An Iraqi security official says at least seven people have lost their lives and a dozen others sustained injuries when Daesh Takfiri terrorists carried out a bomb attack against a power plant north of the capital Baghdad.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said three attackers, armed with grenades and wearing explosive belts, entered Jalesiyah plant south of Samarra, located 125 kilometers north of Baghdad, at 2:00 a.m. local time on Saturday (2300 GMT Friday).

“They attacked the plant's workers, killing seven and wounding 12, according to an initial assessment,” the official added.

Security reinforcements then arrived on the scene, killing two of the bombers and evacuating the employees.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 125 Iraqi civilians lost their lives, and 188 others were injured as a result of the acts of terrorism and violence across Iraq in August.



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