Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Several Islamic State leaders were killed and injured as a security operation was carried out, southwest of Kirkuk, the Federal Police said on Monday.
Troops “carried out, today, an operation from two axes in Kirkuk,” the police said in a statement, adding that the operations were at villages of al-Riyad and Hawija regions.
The villages, according to the statement, “Rebza, Shalaka, Wadi al-Naft, al-Mahmoudi and al-Deb.”
The police managed to “kill many IS members and injure others.”
Islamic State blew up, on Sunday, an electricity station, of Therban village, near Fataha region, southwest of Kirkuk.
On Saturday, Federal Police killed two Islamic State members during confrontations after besieging them during confrontations that occurred following operation in Shalaka and al-Deb villages in Riyad town, southwest of Kirkuk.
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.
Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.