Urgent Najaf Governor: All The Terrorists Killed

| January 1, 2017

Najaf / The governor of Najaf Luay al-Yassiri announced that all the terrorists who entered Qadisiyah area south of Najaf have been killed.

A security source revealed that a battalion of suicide bombers riding three cars entered into Qadisiyah area, south of Najaf.

The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / that the first car was intercepted by a checkpoint in the entrance of Qadisiyah district and an armed confrontation erupted, resulted that two suicide bombers blew themselves up, while the other two cars were able to enter the district.

He pointed out that the security forces cordoned off the district and conducted a campaign to search for the two cars that are carrying suicide bombers.

A security source told the National Iraqi News Agency / that "a black car type (GXR) carrying a number of armed men opened fire from machine guns / PKC / and a Kalashnikov at citizens in Shaalan market near a security checkpoint in Qadisiyah district south of Najaf after being stopped by the security services, thinking a tribal dispute.

He added that two suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing and wounding 16 people as primary outcome.

It is mentioned that Najaf has witnessed, since the first hours today, tight security measures , including a complete closure to the old city, where the shrine of Imam Ali and the offices of the religious authorities.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Category: Politics

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