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2 volunteer soldiers killed while defusing IED south of Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.
Iraqi security forces. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Kirkuk Police Command announced on Thursday, that two elements of the paramilitary al-Hashed al-Sha’bi force had been killed while dismantling an explosive device planted by ISIS in the village of Bshir south of the province.

Kirkuk Police chief, Maj. Gen. Sarhad Qader, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, two elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi attempted to defuse an explosive device that was emplaced by ISIS elements inside one of the houses in the village of Bshir located in the vicinity of Taza Khurmatu (25 km south of Kirkuk),” pointing out that, “The IED went off while being dismantled, resulting in the immediate death of the two elements of al-Hashed.”



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