Chemical attacks by ISIS in northern Iraq

isisA three-year-old girl has been killed and 600 more people injured after Islamic State militants reportedly carried out two chemical attacks in northern Iraq, local authorities say. The Iraqi government vows that the attackers will pay for the atrocity. The attacks, which forced hundreds to flee for safety, took place in the city of Kirkuk and the village Taza. Hundreds of wounded are now suffering from chemical burns, suffocation, and dehydration, according to Helmi Hamdi, a Taza-based nurse, who added that eight people  even had to be sent to Baghdad for treatment. “There is fear and panic among the women and children. They’re calling for the central government to save them,” Adel Hussein, a local official in Taza, said.Hussein confirmed that German and US forensics teams had arrived in the area to test for the presence of chemical agents.

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