World Bulletin / News Desk
At least six people were killed and 28 others were injured in a suicide truck bomb attack on a checkpoint of pro-government Shia militia of volunteers in central Iraq Monday, security sources said.
The attack in the region of Sur Shenas in Samarra city was blamed on ISIS.
All six dead were members of Al-Hashid al-Sha’bi, a Shia volunteer militia group, the sources added.
The militia was established against ISIL was given in June 2014 by Shia leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is originally from Iran and lives in the Iraqi city of Najaf.
Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when ISIL stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared what it calls a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. is leading an international coalition which has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.