Twin bomb blasts near Iraq’s Tikrit kill 23

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in Hajjaj village. (File Photo: Reuters)

Twin suicide bomb blasts at a wedding party in a village near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday killed at least 23 people, a local government official said.

The blasts in the village of Hajjaj, reported by local officials and medics as suicide attacks, were not immediately claimed, although ISIS has carried out similar actions as it comes under pressure in Mosul.

A police source said two blasts hit the wedding and two more targeted security forces at the scene shortly afterwards. There were ongoing clashes between security forces and militants in the area, he said.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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