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Attacks kill 3 in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Last year, Iraq declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled

Ali H. M.Abo Rezeg   | 11.06.2018
Attacks kill 3 in Iraq’s Kirkuk file photo

By Hussein Al-Amir


Three people were killed and 13 others injured in attacks in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province on Monday, according to a local police officer.

Daesh militants opened fire on a security checkpoint manned by members of al-Hashd al-Ashaairi – a pro-government Sunni militia -- in Bayji district, 25 km southwest of Kirkuk city, Capt. Hamid al-Obeidi, said.

“Three Sunni fighters were injured in the attack,” al-Obeidi told Anadolu Agency.

As medics rushed to the scene to help the injured, a bomb exploded, killing two people and injuring ten others, he said.

In a separate incident, al-Obeidi said a civilian was shot dead by suspected Daesh militants in Al-Askari district, southeast of Kirkuk.

Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that the Daesh terrorist group's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled after a three-year war.

However, from time to time, Iraqi officials announce operations against Daesh-affiliated "sleeper cells" in certain parts of the country.

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