Iraqi Sunnis accuse Shi'ite paramilitaries of burning homes outside Tikrit

March 21, 2015 9:21 PM

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Iraqi Sunnis accuse Shi'ite paramilitaries of burning homes outside Tikrit

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two Iraqi local officials and a police officer accused Shi'ite paramilitary forces on Saturday of burning and looting homes in the town of al-Dour after capturing the area during a military campaign to oust Islamic State fighters.

A spokesman for the armed faction, Kataib Hezbollah, denied the allegations, while a security commander in the area also said there had been no incident in al-Dour.

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