Seven people killed, as Islamic State attacks village, west of Kirkuk

A bloodstained puddle could be seen on the square after a bomb attack in Baghdad

Kirkuk ( Islamic State militants have carried out an attack, west of Kirkuk, leaving seven people killed, the Baghdad Post website reported on Monday.

Several Islamic State members attacked al-Bu Shaher village, near Yayji town, west of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying.

The militants left seven civilians killed and fled the village, the source added.

No further details were provided.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, 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.

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