Authorities: Assailants attack Iraqi power station, 7 dead

September 2, 2017 GMT

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least three attackers entered a power station in Samarra Saturday and blew themselves up, killing seven workers and wounding eight security forces, Iraqi authorities said.

Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool said two attackers disguised themselves as workers and a third wore a security forces uniform. Samarra is 125 kilometers (78 miles) north of Baghdad.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the dawn attack in an online statement, saying 10 “apostates” had been killed and another 20 wounded.

Electricity Ministry spokesman Musaab al-Mudaris said seven employees were killed and eight security forces were wounded. He said there were four attackers.

Al-Mudaris said one attacker was shot dead and the others blew themselves up.