Islamic State militants kill 3 civilians near Kirkuk

Islamic State militants kill 3 civilians near Kirkuk
Islamic State militants. File photo.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Monday, that three civilians were killed in an attack launched by the Islamic State militants, in a vicinity in kirkuk Province.

In a press statement, the source said that militants from the Islamic State group attacked three civilians from Wardiya Village, in al-Abbasy Vicinity in Kirkuk, and killed them immediately.

Iraqi security forces cordoned off the area of the incident, and transferred the bodies to the forensic medical department, the source added.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State group launched a suicide attack on the city of Kirkuk in October 2016, less than a week after the beginning of the Battle of Mosul that was launched by Iraqi security forces and allies.

During the attack, dozens of ISIS militants and suicide bombers, backed by local dormant cells, entered Kirkuk and stormed a power station and police stations in the city, killing 18 members of security forces and power station workers.

The ISIS militants also captured a mosque and an abandoned hotel, while hours later, they captured 2 more hotels. The security forces managed to recapture most of the buildings, after killing over 20 militants.

The self-proclaimed Islamic State militants “Daesh” are frequently carrying out attacks and terrorist operations against civilians and security members, in the areas that were previously secured by the security forces.

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