Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A security source informed that four members of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi were injured on Saturday. The fighters were injured while thwarting an attack by the Islamic State group in Khanaqin District, Alsumaria News reported.
The source said in a statement that the Islamic State militants carried out an attack, today, on a checkpoint belonging to Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi (Paramilitary fighters) in Gulay area in Khanaqin District. The attack resulted in the injury of fighters; however, that attack was thwarted.
Security forces cordoned off the area of the incident, and transferred the injured fighters to a nearby hospital to receive the needed treatment, the source added.
It is noteworthy that the Islamic State militants are launching frequent attacks against civilians and security forces, in the areas that were liberated. The security forces manage to thwart these attacks and also inflict heavy material and human losses on the radical group.