17-year-old West Yorkshire boy becomes 'UK's youngest ever suicide bomber'

London, June 15: A teenage boy from West Yorkshire who left UK in March to join sunni radical group Islamic State (ISIS) is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after he reportedly blew himself up in Iraq.

Teenage identified as Talha Aslam was one of four suicide bombers who attacked security forces near an oil refinery south of Baiji in Iraq, reported The Independent on Sunday citing a statement released by Isis-affiliated social media accounts claimed on Saturday 13 June.

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Four suicide bombers hit security forces and the local headquarters of the Shi'ite militias in the area of al-Hijjaj, 10 km (6 miles) to the south of Baiji town, near the refinery.

ISIS reports claimed Asmal, going by the name of Abu Yusuf al-Britani, took part in the attack.

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Iraqi government forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias face ISIS on several fronts in Iraq, a major oil producer and OPEC member.

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