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Violence in Iraq’s Diyala province causes concern

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Iraq’s Diyala province, most known for its religious and ethnic diversity, is once again witnessing violence and breaches of security. Armed groups have become active in the past months, pushing the province's residents to request that security forces intervene.

Despite their request, Baghdad’s security forces have not yet announced any intention to get involved.

In the country’s parliament, a fact-finding commission has been formed. The commission is visiting the province in an attempt to understand the tensions there.

Iraq’s government blames Al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations for the violence, while some in Diyala province have accused militias of receiving support by neighboring countries such as Iran.