Two Islamic State suicide bombers were killed in a military operation conducted in Samarra city, Salahuddin, Iraq, the Military Intelligence Directorate confirms.
According to Military intelligence officers, in cooperation with the Samarra Operations Command and the Popular Mobilization Forces’ 313th brigade, two suicide bombers of Islamic State on a mission to conduct an attack were intercepted in Iraqi’s Samarra city and killed.
The armed troops also destroyed four Islamic State hotbeds and dismantled a number of explosive devices during the clampdown. Five kilograms of ammonium nitrate, a substance used for making bombs, were also recovered.
The military operation was launched upon directives by the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. The sources add that such operations will continue in an effort of eliminating Islamic State remnants throughout the country.