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Militants kill at least 8 civilians north of Baghdad

IRAQ (OBSERVATORY) –┬áMilitants opened fire on unarmed Iraqi civilians on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and wounding three in the town of Tarmiyah, 25 km (25 miles) north of Baghdad, a security source said.

The army said in a statement that the security forces were combing the area where the shooting had taken place, but did not say how many were killed.

“The security forces have confronted the terrorist gang,” the military said in a statement.

It was not clear how many were killed, while media reports said the number was between five and 20. A witness told Reuters that 16 people were killed and three wounded.

Iraq announced victory in December victory over the organization of the Islamic state, which had seized about a third of the country in 2014. But the organization continues to launch attacks and carry out bombings in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.