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Polish jihadist took part in suicide attack in Iraq

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Jo Harper 12.08.2015 12:28
Polish jihadist militant, Jacek S., took part in a suicide attack on a refinery in Iraq in June, killing 11 people and injured 27, the Internal Security Agency (ABW) has confirmed.
Islamic State militia. Photo: EPAIslamic State militia. Photo: EPA

"We know the case, but the details will not be disclosed,” Colonel Maciej Karczyński, a spokesperson for the Internal Security Agency ABW, told broadcaster TVN24.

On June 13 as a fighter for Islamic State, along with other jihadists from Europe, Palestine and Kuwait, Jacek S. was part of a suicide attack on a refinery in the Iraqi city of Baiji, then controlled by government forces.

The Pole drove a car filled with explosives into a refinery and terrorists attacked the remaining government targets in the city.

"The subject is known to us. The activities of the Internal Security Agency are being conducted in cooperation with partner services in Europe. The person that you have mentioned has not lived in [Poland] for many years and has no relation to Poland,” Karczyński said.

Jacek S. had reportedly lived for some time in Germany.

“This case, and others, are being monitored by our service,” Marek Biernacki, the minister-coordinator of the special services, told TVN24. (jh/rg/rk)

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