Diyala medical clinic was destroyed as warning, Iraqis say
Insurgents in Diyala province last week destroyed a newly constructed medical clinic as a warning, Iraqi officials said Monday.
The group targeted the Jalula clinic on Friday. Eight insurgents in two vehicles came to the facility, ordered it emptied of patients and staff, then placed explosives which destroyed the building, Iraqi officials said.
While no injuries were reported in the attack, it was another sign that some of the insurgent and militia groups in Baghdad have moved north to Diyala during the “surge” of troops in the capital. In response, additional U.S. forces had been pushed north as well, officials have said.