Some top Taliban militants joined IS last year and the group fought pitched battles with Taliban inside Afghanistan.
The officials say three suicide attackers drove explosives-laden military vehicles into government forces’ barricades outside Fallujah, west of Baghdad.
The explosion took place Saturday in the Habibiya neighborhood of Sadr City, a district in the Iraqi capital. The official says at least 17 people were wounded.
The two police officials say the truck detonated in the Jameela market in Baghdad’s crowded Sadr City neighborhood shortly after dawn on Thursday.
Now librarians and academics in Baghdad are working feverishly to preserve what’s left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the U.S.-led invasion.
The first explosion took place in the impoverished neighborhood of al-Bayaa in southwestern Baghdad and , a second car bomb detonated in the northeastern neighborhood of al-Shaab, Iraqi officials said.
The explosion happened in the predominantly Shiite district of New Baghdad late Tuesday.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The toll so far is 115 dead and 170 wounded.
Islamic State militants retreated after an hours-long battle, leaving behind 12 dead fighters.
The bomber struck “a gathering of notables and figures, most of them from the Al-Nida tribe,” the officer said.
Iraqis begin returning to Tikrit which was recaptured by Iraqi government and allies. But fears of discrimination and IS return remain.
Left to fend for themselves against IS onslaught, the Sunni tribes now receive weapons and money from the Shiite government, but that may not be enough to bridge the gap between the two sects.
Under the rule of self-proclaimed “Caliphate”, where people face punishment for littlest of reasons, a repentance card can be a matter of life and death. Escape is seldom an option.
On Tuesday, Iraqi officials said that families began returning to Tikrit two and a half months after security forces backed by Shiite militias drove the Islamic State group out of the Sunni city.
Fighting on Monday took place on a road used by Islamic State for supply lines leading from Baiji to the nearby town of Siniya to the west.