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Mortar shells fall on Federal Police headquarters in Kirkuk

Mortar shells fall on Federal Police headquarters in Kirkuk
Mortar shelling.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Monday, that the headquarters of the Federal Police in Kirkuk was attacked by mortar shells.

In a statement, the source said that a number of mortar shells fell on the headquarters of the Federal Police in al-Riyad area, in Kirkuk, without causing any casualties.

The source further added that the incident was probed to determine the area from which the shells were fired.

It is noteworthy that Iraq witnessed a surge of violence with the emergence of Islamic State radical group in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

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.



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