IS attack wounds two Iraqi soldiers in Diyala

Two Iraqi soldiers are seen near an army checkpoint in Baghdad.

Diyala ( – Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in an armed attack by Islamic State militants on an army checkpoint in Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said that IS militants launched an attack on an army checkpoint in Beni Zayd village, 21 km south of Baqubah, last night, leaving two soldiers wounded.

The source added that the security forces launched a probe into the incident and started a search operation for the perpetrators of the attack.

The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.

Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.

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