01 Dec 2023, 12:39

11 dead in east Iraq attack blamed on jihadists: security officials

BAGHDAD, Dec 1, 2023 (BSS/AFP) - A mine blast and ambush killed at least 11 civilians in eastern Iraq, two security officials said, in an attack which the provincial governor blamed on jihadists.

The attack, in Diyala province, occurred on Thursday evening and targeted a minibus returning the civilians from an electoral meeting, an interior ministry official, who asked for anonymity, told AFP.