On March 10, ISIS cells murdered eight people in a small town near the northern Iraqi city of Tirkit in what was widely described as a horrifying massacre.
The terrorist began their attack at night raiding three houses owned by government supporters in the town of al-Budur. A family of six, including two women, were murdered in the first house. An officer in the local police station was killed in the second. An in the last house, the terrorists killed a local lawyer.
ISIS news agency Amaq shared photos of the disturbing crime on March 12. The terrorist group accused the victims of spying for the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
The Iraqi Security Media Cells said that the terrorists entered al-Budur wearing military uniforms and claiming to be a security unit on a search operation.
Security forces identified the mastermind behind the massacre as a local from al-Budur who was previously expelled from the town due to his support of ISIS. The dangerous terrorist is currently being tracked.
“Security forces in Salah al-Din promise the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Iraqi people and the families of the martyrs that they will not rest or close their eyes before arresting these criminal terrorist killers and bringing them to justice so that they receive their fair punishment,” the Security Media Cells said in a statement.
The PMU, which was initially accused by some radicals in the opposition of carrying out the attack in al-Budur, also condemned the crime.
The horrifying massacre in al-Budur is an example of how ISIS uses violence to intimidate, subdue and terrorize the locals in northern and western Iraq.
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