Rising insurgency hits Diyala, despite security efforts

9 Jun 2017   Iraq

Significant uptick in past four days IS safe havens in rural and mountainous areas from Tuz Khurmatu to Naftkhana Proximity to Baghdad concerns security officials Hamrin field wellheads and electricity towers frequent targets Militants in Diyala province have launched a spate of deadly attacks targeting government and security officials, civilians, and energy infrastructure – a sign that heightened security efforts in the area have had little success at quelling a rising insurgency. In the past four days, Diyala has suffered two suicide bombings, two kidnappings, an IED attack on […]

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