3 policemen killed in Daesh/ISIS terror attack in Iraq
Attack on police observation point injures 7 officers in Kirkuk province, according to authorities
At least three police officers were killed and seven wounded in a Daesh/ISIS terror attack that targeted Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq, security sources said late Thursday.
Terrorists carried out an armed attack on a police observation point near a village in Daquq district in south of Kirkuk province, Kirkuk Chief of Police Ali Kemal told Anadolu Agency.
Kemal said a clash erupted after the attack that lasted about an hour.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory against the terror group by reclaiming all its territory – about a third of the country’s area – after it was invaded in 2014.
But the terror outfit still maintains sleeper cells and launches attacks periodically.
The Iraqi army continues to carry out anti-terror operations.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz from Ankara