Major ISIL terrorist plot in Erbil foiled

Three leading members of the group responsible for recent bombings in Dibis, Northwest of Kirkuk, acknowledge preparing a VBIED truck for a planned attack in Erbil.

Two members of the group have received training in explosives and other bomb-making materials, and were sent from Hawija to Kirkuk by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to carry out the terrorist attack.

The group was arrested in Kirkuk as part of continued efforts by security organisations part and parcel of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) to combat terrorism.

The VBIED has been seized and is now in a secure location.

On 3 November 2015, two suicide bombers attacked the municipality building and police station in Dibis and the Kirkuk-Dibis intersection.