Daesh Claims Responsibility for Police Station Attack in Iraqi Samarra - Reports

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Flag of the Islamic State in the conflict zone - Sputnik International
Daesh terrorist organization on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack against a police station in Iraqi Samarra, which resulted in death of seven people, media reported.

A soldier from Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces looks from the gun turret of a Humvee as troops gather on the edge of the Shuhada neighborhood in Islamic State-held Fallujah, Iraq - Sputnik International
Iraqi Troops Eliminate Police Station Attackers in Samarra City - Reports
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The respective message has been posted on Daesh accounts in social media, Sky News Arabia broadcaster reported.

On Monday, two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to the police station, enabling the group of three terrorists to break into the building. Iraqi troops have eliminated the attackers later.

Samarra is a predominantly Sunni Muslim city but is a home to one of the Shia Muslims' holiest sites. Daesh initially launched attacks in Samarra in June 2014, but was prevented from occupying the city by government forces and Shia militia.

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