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ISIS gunmen kill 11 soldiers in east Iraq

Baku, January 21, AZERTAC

Gunmen from the ISIS extremist group attacked an army barracks in a mountainous area north of Baghdad early Friday, killing 11 soldiers as they slept, Iraqi security officials said, according to AP.

The officials said the attack occurred in the Al-Azim district, an open area north of Baqouba in Diyala province. The circumstances of the attack were not immediately clear, but two officials who spoke to The Associated Press said ISIS gunmen broke into the barracks at 3 a.m. local time and shot dead the soldiers.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren’t authorized to issue official statements.

The brazen attack more than 75 miles north of the capital Baghdad was one of the deadliest targeting the Iraqi military in recent months.

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