Dutch suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria

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Two Dutch people have committed suicide attacks in Iraq and Syria, according to Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk. The minister announced this at the presentation of the yearly report from the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD). He says one of the terrorists attacked a civilian target in Iraq, and the other Dutch person was involved in a car bomb attack in Syria.

Plasterk did not give any further details about the incidents, nor the identities of the two Dutch terrorists. He did say that both jihadists died during the attacks. According to Minister Plasterk, the Dutch person who carried out the attack in Iraq left for Syria in March 2013, and traveled on from there. The second culprit traveled to Syria in August of last year. In the meantime, thirty jihadists have returned to the Netherlands, Plasterk says. The AIVD is worried that the returned radicals have become accustomed to violence.

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