Iraq: IS suicide bomber kills 6, other IS bombers caught

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A suicide bomber killed six people in the Iraqi town of Ain Al-Tamur, but authorities killed another five would-be attackers and prevented them from detonating their devices, reported the CNN.

ISIS’ media wing, Amaq, claimed responsibility for the attack, it added.

Amaq said the attackers clashed with security forces for several hours, later detonating their suicide vests, targeting Iraqi security forces. CNN could not independently verify the claim.

While security forces were successful in stopping five of the bombers, one managed to enter a house and detonate his vest, killing six people and injuring six more, the CNN indicated.

Ain Al-Tamur is a small historical town about 45 km (28 miles) west of Karbala. It’s famous for its springs and some ruins, according to Lt. Ali Qassim, a police official there, it stated.

It is predominately Shiite village and in August was again a target for ISIS attacks that killed more than 18 people, Qasim added.

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