September 20, 2021

IS militants target police in northern Iraq

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Islamic State militants killed 10 Iraqi policemen and wounded four others during a night raid on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police sources said Sunday.

The attackers clashed with police for two hours in a village in the town of Rashad, 30km (18 miles) southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, police sources said.

Police sources said the militants used roadside bombs to prevent police reinforcements from reaching the checkpoint, destroying three police vehicles.

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

At least three Iraqi soldiers were killed and one was wounded when gunmen stormed a military base southeast of the Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday, security sources said.

Despite the defeat of the Islamic State militant group in 2017, the remnants of the group turned to hit and run attacks against government forces in various areas. Iraq.

(Reuters)

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