Diyala - INA
Diyala Governor Muthana al-Tamimi said Friday that the security situation in the province is under control.
"The security situation is under control, and there is high coordination between the local government and federal ministries to enforce security and stabilize areas, " al-Tamimi told the Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The Joint Operations Command confirmed yesterday that ISIS terrorist gangs wanted to provoke sedition through their terrorist operation carried out on Tuesday, in al-Meqdadiya district of Diyala province, while denying the existence of military reprisals in response to the terrorist attack.
"The security forces have begun to take their positions in Diyala, and military reinforcements have reached four brigades (two rapid reaction brigades, one brigade from the anti-terrorism service, and one brigade of the Iraqi Automated Army), and security measures have been taken and an intelligence plan and effort has been prepared towards those who carried out this terrorist act," said Maj. Gen. Tahsin al-Khafaji, spokesman for the joint operations.
On Tuesday, ISIS terrorist gangs launched a terrorist attack on the village of Al-Rashad in Meqdadiya district of Diyala province, killing 11 civilians and wounding six others.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi issued a number of directives to security and military leaders in Diyala, while calling on all sides not to exploit the tragedy of citizens in order to achieve certain things.