Baghdad - INA
The Ministry of Interior vowed to topple the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attack in Muqdadiya and to prosecute the voices that exploited the recent events to provoke sectarian strife.
Major General Khaled Al-Muhanna, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, told Al-Iraqiya News, and the Iraqi News Agency (INA) followed it, "The peripheral areas of Diyala, for a period of time, occurred in which some violations occurred, and the interior took a number of measures and they were brought under control. Many ISIS terrorist gangs."
He stressed that "security has been strengthened in Diyala with additional forces in preparation for carrying out specific operations against terrorism, and we promise the Iraqi people to pursue and oust the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attack in Muqdadiya."
He added, "Cowardly terrorist operations are carried out by infiltrating residential and rural areas, and our cities are now devoid of terrorist incubators, and ISIS terrorist gangs cannot remain in cities because citizens will report them, and terrorists hide in rugged and uninhabited sites far from cities and carry out their criminal operations by infiltration."
he warned that "there are those who live on sectarianism and try to take advantage of the events, and their actions will not deceive the Iraqi people, and there will be persecution and difficult reckoning for all voices inciting sectarianism."
He pointed out that: "the sheikhs and dignitaries of the clans have a major role in calming down and staying away from violent issues, and the families that have been displaced from some areas are being returned."
Yesterday, Tuesday, terrorist gangs launched a terrorist attack on the village of Al-Rashad in Al-Muqdadiya district, Diyala Governorate, killing 11 civilians and wounding 6 others.
The Media Office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Council for National Security, in the presence of a number of security and military leaders," noting that "the meeting was devoted to discussing the security situation." in Diyala Governorate, and developments in the work of the security committee formed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and sent to the governorate.