Iraqi premier orders probe into Diyala’s sectarian violence

In a statement, the country’s Interior Ministry said: “Interior Minister, Othman Al-Ghanimi, conveyed condolences and sympathy of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, to families in the village of Al-Rashad and the village of Nahr Al-Imam in Diyala Governorate.”

On Wednesday, eight Sunni civilians were killed by Shia gunmen in an apparent revenge attack in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province.

In recent months, Daesh terrorists have escalated their attacks, especially in the area between Kirkuk, Salahuddin and Diyala, known as the “Triangle of Death”.