Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four militants, including a suicide attacker, were killed in an operation in Samarra, Salahuddin province, the Security Media Center said on Wednesday.
In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, said Samarra Operations Command “managed to besiege three terrorists, while the fourth, who was a suicide attacker, was killed after being shot.”
Moreover, “a suicide attacker was killed, while another one was injured,” Rasool said adding that the arms and explosives were found in al-Sayfouna region, east of Samarra.
“Wide-scale operation was carried out in al-Koush region, Um Khoyout and other regions in Samarra,” Rasool added.
Thousands of 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.
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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.