Middle East Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

The destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud came after an attack on the Mosul museum just days earlier and recalls the Taliban's annihilation of large Buddha statues in Afghanistan a decade ago.

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Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.