Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – A Kurdish citizen was killed while another injured in an attack launched by the Islamic State group in Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying.
“IS militants stormed a village late Monday in Daquq district in southern Kirkuk, leaving a Kurdish citizen dead and another injured,” the source told Iraqi website Baghdad Today.
Kirkuk officials always urge reinforcing military troops in the south and west of the province, as the region still has Islamic State members who escaped during liberation of Hawija to remote areas.
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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced In December full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring the end of war against IS members.
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.