Post by sevenofnine on Apr 25, 2015 11:16:37 GMT -5
Well terrorists are at again
BAGHDAD (AP) — Three suicide car bombs driven by foreigners targeted the remote desert border crossing between Iraq and Jordan Saturday killing at least four Iraqi soldiers, said Iraqi officials.
The attack was immediately claimed by the radical Islamic State group on its twitter account, which said the attack was perpetrated by Belgian, French and Senegalese militants and claimed a much higher death toll.
The statement, which was translated by the U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, said the men targeted the dining facility, an army patrol and the border crossing itself. Pictures of the alleged French and Belgian bombers suggest they were of Middle Eastern origin.
Sabah Karhout, head of the local council of the Trebill crossing area, said three soldiers were killed along with Capt. Salah al-Dulaimi, the head of the border post's protection force.
Twelve Iraqis were taken across the border and treated for their wounds, said a Jordanian official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media.