Kirkuk villagers clash with ISIS, 1 dead and 7 wounded

Kirkuk villagers clash with ISIS, 1 dead and 7 wounded
Armed clashes. File photo.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews) War Media Cell announced, on Thursday, that some villagers in Kirkuk have clashed with the Islamic State militants. The clashes have resulted in the killing of one persons and wounding of seven others.

The Cell said in a press statement that Eftkharat Village’s residents, in Daquq District, clashed with some IS militants. One of the villagers was killed, while seven others were injured due to the clashes, the statement added.

The statement further added that the clashes resulted also in burning agriculture crops.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State group (Daesh) is frequently carrying out terrorist attacks against civilians and security forces.

Following the 2014 Northern Iraq offensive, the Iraqi army evacuated Kirkuk and Kurdish forces took control of the city. In October 2016, the Islamic State group launched several attacks in Kirkuk.

The attacks were brought to an end with 74 militants being killed and others including the leader of the attackers being arrested.

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