Bhagdad, Jan 3: At least 15 people were killed and 22 injured on Sunday after suicide bombers of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, attacked at an Iraqi military base near Tikrit in north of Baghdad. Of the five, two of the ISIS bombers detonated their vehicle-borne explosives at the western gate of Camp Speicher and other three exploded themselves after entering the section of the base where Iraqi police are being trained, reported Reuters. Also Read - International Flights: Air India Plans To Operate Special Flight From Basra To New Delhi On September 17 | Details Here

The ISIS, which has strong grip over Iraq’s north and west, claimed the responsibility for the blasts in a statement distributed by supporters online. Iraq is in the centre of storm of the sectarian conflict between Shi’ites and Sunnis. The Camp Speicher region of Iraq has witnessed intense brutality and hatred of ISIS. As many as 1,700 soldiers from the base were killed in mid-2014 during the militants’ lightning advance across the Syrian border. (ALSO READ: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton ‘created ISIS’, says Donald Trump) Also Read - PUBG Mobile Banned: Not Just India, These Countries Have Also Banned the Popular Battle Royale Game

Last week, Iraqi forces succeeded to retake the centre of the western city of Ramadi. Iraqi forces’ victory could help boost Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has been rebuilding the military after stunning defeats in the face of ISIS. Also Read - Delhi 'ISIS' Operative Arrest: 'Explosives Found in Raid at Suspect's Home', Says Police