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April 20, 2021

Iraq blames al-Qaeda for Tikrit attack

Sunni militants linked to al-Qaeda were responsible for a bloody siege in Tikrit in which 56 people were killed, Iraqi officials have said, quoted by BBC. Tuesday’s attack took place at a local government building in Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein. A fierce gun-battle ended when the attackers – numbering about eight – blew themselves up.

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