A local police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants took the people to an unknown location in Hawija, adding that the fate of the abductees remains unclear.
Furthermore, member of al-Baghdadi district council in Anbar Province, Abdul Jabbar al-Obeidi, said on Saturday that Daesh Takfiris have lobbed three mortar rounds at the area, situated about 180 kilometers (110 miles) northwest of Baghdad, on Saturday, with no casualties reported.
He added that the 7th Field Artillery Regiment of the Iraqi Army later gave a befitting response to the attack, incurring losses on Daesh terrorists’ ranks.
Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in the country in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.
The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.
Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.