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Iraq sends troops to Diyala after attack by Islamic State

The Iraqi government is seeking to prevent both further attacks by the terrorist group and outbreaks of sectarian violence.
Iraq funeral

BAGHDAD — A group of Islamic State militants carried out an attack in the village of al-Rashad in Diyala province early on Oct. 26, killing 15 people and wounding 30.

Prior to the attack, the IS militiamen had kidnapped two people from the predominantly Shiite village in eastern Iraq and demanded money for their release. However, the family of the hostages refused to pay, and the attackers opened fire on the village.

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