Iraq

Several Reported Killed In Attack On Northern Iraq Funeral

A security official said armed militants had opened fire and killed eight people, including police and civilians.

An attack on a funeral procession in northern Iraq has killed several people, the country's military has said.

Iraqi Armed Forces said the attack in the province of Salahaddin claimed a "number of victims" but were not more specific in detail.

A security official said armed militants had opened fire and killed eight people, including police and civilians.

The official added that it had been carried out by the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

Iraq's military said details will be provided after an investigation.

At least 30 people were killed last week in a suicide bombing in the Baghdad suburb of Sadr City – an attack IS claimed it had carried out.

President Joe Biden has said the US military's combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year.

The move will also set out a more precise timeline for American forces to formally step back in their fight against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq.

Cover image: Flag of Iraq (Picture: Miro Novak/Alamy Stock Photo).