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Seven dead in raid on Iraqi gas plant claimed by IS

An Iraqi policeman monitoring the area next to a burning tank after a suicide bomb attack on the Taji gas plant, about 20 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on May 15, 2016Suicide attackers stormed a gas plant north of Baghdad Sunday, killing at least seven people and setting fire to tanks in the latest such assault claimed by the Islamic State group. Brett McGurk, the top US envoy to the coalition battling IS, said meanwhile that the increase in such attacks showed the jihadists were under pressure in the face of the offensive against it. In an online statement, IS said the attack was carried out by four suicide bombers, for whom it provided noms de guerre.

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