BREAKING: ISIS Bombs Natural Gas Plant Killing At Least 14, Dozens Injured… Here’s What We Know

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 launched coordinated attacks on a natural gas plant north of the capital that killed at least 14 people, according to Iraqi officials.

The attack began at dawn with a suicide car bomber blowing up the main gate of the gas plant in the town of Taji, about 12 miles north of Baghdad.

Officials say that several suicide bombers and militants entered the plant and clashed with the security forces.

At least 25 troops were wounded.

FOX reports that a medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.

The IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency credited a group of “Caliphate soldiers” for the attack.

In a statement, Deputy Oil Minister Hamid Younis said firefighters managed to control and extinguish a fire caused by the explosions. Younis said technicians were examining the damage.

IS extremists still control significant areas in northern and western Iraq, including the second-largest city of Mosul. It has declared an Islamic caliphate on the territory it holds in Iraq and Syria.

The group has recently increased its attacks far from the front lines in a campaign that Iraqi officials say is an attempt to distract from their recent battlefield losses.

More than 100 people have been killed in a string of bombings in and around Baghdad since Wednesday.

The death toll is expected to rise.



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