Hundreds of families have fled their Muqdadiya district villages in Diyala province after an attack apparently perpetrated by the so called Islamic State (IS) group spurred lethal reciprocal violence.
Multiple Iraqi security and political officials told Iraq Oil Report that on Oct. 26, IS militants armed with semi-automatic rifles killed 11 people in and around the predominantly Shia village of Rashad. Additional civilians were killed and wounded in retaliatory attacks in Sunni majority Nahir Imam village nearby.
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