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Shooters kill 8 villagers after kidnapping 12 in Iraq

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BAGHDAD, Oct. 17 (Xinhua)– Unknown shooters abducted on Saturday 12 individuals from a town in Salahudin province north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad and later on performed 8 of them, a provincial authorities source said.Heavily armed

shooters, camouflaged in security uniform, got in al-Farhatiyah village near the town of Balad, some 80 km north of Baghdad, and abducted 12 villagers to an unknown place, Mohammed al-Bazi from the provincial cops informed Xinhua.Later in the day, the cops found handcuffed bodies of 8 of the abducted villagers with bullet holes in their heads and chests, specified al-Bazi.

The huge backwoods in Salahudin province have really witnessed severe activities for the Islamic State (IS) militants during the past couple of months, in spite of repeated military operations to hound the extremists.The security scenario in Iraq has in fact been considerably improved given that Iraqi security forces completely beat the IS throughout the country late in 2017. Nevertheless, IS residues have considering that melted in cities or turned to deserts and rugged areas, performing routine guerilla attacks versus security forces and civilians. Enditem

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