Less than a week from a deadly Diyala attack, security forces thwart an attack on a village
Shafaq News/ Iraqi security forces reportedly fended off a "terrorist" attack targeting a farming village on the outskirts of Diyala's al-Salam district, northeast Baqubah, on Sunday.
The source told Shafaq News Agency that a group of unknown assailants, who are believed to be members of an extremist organization, opened fire on the Harouja village, 14 kilometers in the northeast of al-Salam district.
The security forces stationed in the area, in addition to a group of locals, rushed to the location and responded to the source of the fire.
"No casualties were reported," the source said.
The incident comes less than a week after a deadly attack on al-Bu Bali attack that left at least nine dead.