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3 policemen killed in Daesh/ISIS terror attack in Iraq

Attack on police observation point injures 7 officers in Kirkuk province, according to authorities

Ali Makram Ghareeb   | 11.02.2021
3 policemen killed in Daesh/ISIS terror attack in Iraq

KIRKUK, Iraq 

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

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