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Iraq
Kirkuk Clearances Continue: 6 ISIS turbans permanently unwound, 2 police casualties
2018-02-06

Six Islamic State militants killed in Kirkuk security campaign

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Six Islamic State militants were killed in a security campaign in western Kirkuk on Monday, a security official was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the Kuwaiti al-Watan newspaper, Captain Ahmed al-Jabouri said, “A Federal Police force carried out various security campaigns in Hawija city, west of Kirkuk, killing six IS militants.”

“The troops have so far purged 75 percent of Hawija from Islamic State remnants,” Jabouri said, adding that efforts are underway to repatriate all local residents as soon as possible.

Police officer killed, conscript wounded in bomb blast, south of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) An officer was killed and a conscript was wounded as a bomb blast targeted a police patrol, south of Kirkuk, a security source said on Monday.

“A bomb went off targeting a Federal Police patrol at al-Bu Mohamed village, Daquq, south of Kirkuk, leaving a police captain killed and a conscript wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Security source, according to the source who preferred anonymity, “cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department.

An offensive is expected to be launched to follow the remnants of Islamic State members who fled southern Kirkuk regions as well as areas east of Tuz Khurmatu and Daquq.
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