Iraqi army repulsed late on Tuesday an attack by the the so-called Islamic State terrorist organization in Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.
According to the source, “An attack by ISIS militants took place at 11:30 pm near a security checkpoint on the outskirts of Jalawla in eastern Diyala.”
The troops managed to repulse the attack, which lasted for 30 minutes, the source told Shafaq News.
Iraqi security authorities denied on Tuesday media reports about an attack against a parliamentary candidate and three policemen in Diyala governorate.
In a statement, the Iraqi security media council termed as “baseless” all reports about the targeting of a parliamentary candidate’s house and injury of three policemen, including a colonel, in al-Muqdadiyah district in Diyala.