(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Two civilians were killed and seven others were injured when an IED exploded northwest of Kirkuk, targeting convoys of families escaping the Islamic State-controlled precinct of Hawija, Alsumaria News reported.
The bomb exploded on the Debka road, northwest of Kirkuk, a source told the network. “IEDs routinely explode at civilians fleeing everyday from ISIS-held regions,” he stated.
Hawija, along with several other neighborhoods in southwest of Kirkuk, have been under ISIS control since June 2014.
Iraqi forces and US-led coalition aircrafts continue with nation-wide campaigns to liberate ISIS-held cities, most significantly the city of Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in the country.