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ISIS Attack Kills Several Policemen Near Iraq’s Kirkuk

ISIS Attack Kills Several Policemen Near Iraq’s Kirkuk

Sunday, 5 September, 2021 - 09:30
Security forces in Iraq. (AFP file photo)

ISIS militants killed 13 Iraqi policemen and wounded four during an overnight attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police sources said on Sunday.

Police sources said the attackers clashed for two hours with police stationed at a village in the town of Rashad, 30 km southwest of northern city of Kirkuk, Reuters reported.

Militants used roadside bombs to prevent police reinforcements from reaching the post, destroying three policevehicles, police sources said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but ISIS militants are active in the area and a security source said they were involved.

Separately, at least three Iraqi soldiers were killed and one was wounded on Sunday when gunmen attacked an army checkpoint southeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources said.

Despite the defeat of the ISIS militant group in 2017, remnants of the group switched to hit-and-run attacks against government forces in different parts of Iraq.

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