The Islamic State militants. File photo.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three suicide attackers and a policeman were killed in the city of Hit, in Anbar province, an Iraqi security source said on Monday.
“Three suicide bombers, wearing suicide belts, accessed Hit in the night on Sunday to blow themselves while between citizens. However, they were discovered and followed,” Police Cap.Magid al-Nimrawi told DPA.
“The attackers took shelter at a building known as the headquarters of ‘women association’, in central Anbar,” the source said adding that shootout left three of the attackers and a policeman killed.
Iraqi troops liberated Hit from Islamic State militants in mid-April 2016.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.
According to a previous count by UNAMI, 824 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of May.
According to observers, IS is believed to constitute a security threat even after the group’s defeat at its main havens across Iraqi provinces.