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October 26, 2021 At least 11 people were killed in Iraq in an attack attributed to jihadists of the so-called Islamic State in a village in the north-east of the country. This was reported by two security sources.

The attack targeted the village of Al-Rachad in Diyala province and resulted in 11 deaths and between 13 and 15 injured, a provincial security source said.

A second source, citing the presence of civilians among the victims, specified that this attack with small arms targeted a village which counts many members of the Iraqi security forces among its inhabitants.

Police said the gunmen used several vehicles and semi-automatic pistols in their attack on the village near the eastern town of Muqdadiya.  

Police officials said the attack took place in a predominantly Shia village.

According to the police, militants from the Islamic State group had kidnapped two villagers and then broke in when their ransom demands were not met.

They said all the dead and wounded were civilians.