2 people, including policeman, killed, third injured in Islamic State attack, southwest of Kirkuk

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Kirkuk ( Two people were killed, while a civilian was injured in an attack carried out by Islamic State, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province was quoted saying on Saturday.

“Islamic State militants attacked, today, a village in Hawija town, southwest of Kirkuk, leaving a policeman and a civilian killed, while another civilian was injured,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “security troops cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

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