Three security personnel killed, injured in Islamic State attack, northwest of Mosul

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Mosul ( Two security personnel were killed in an armed attack launched by Islamic State members, northwest of Mosul, a security source from Nineveh said on Monday.

Speaking to BasNews, Cap. Amir Wathiq said “Islamic State members launched an armed attack against Iblig village in Sinjar town, northwest of Mosul.

IS members, according to Wathiq, “managed to kill two personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), while the third was wounded. The militants then ran away.”

PMFs “cordoned off the region in search for the militants,” he added.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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