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Daesh bomb attacks leave 15 Iraqi troopers dead

3 January 2016 18:02


More than a dozen Iraqi government troopers have lost their lives and several others sustained injuries when a series of bomb explosions ripped through an air base in Iraq’s strategic northern province of Salahuddin.

Security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least 15 members of the security forces were killed and 22 others wounded on Sunday when two Daesh terrorists detonated their explosive-laden cars at the entrance gate of Camp Speicher, officially known as the Tikrit Air Academy, near Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

The sources added that three other extremists set off their explosives after entering the base. Daesh later claimed responsibility for the blasts in an online statement.

On June 12, 2014, Daesh terrorists killed around 1,700 Iraqi Air Force cadets in an attack on Camp Speicher. There were reportedly between 4,000 and 11,000 unarmed cadets in the camp at the time of the attack.

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