ISIS militants attack Iraqi army in Saladin, wounding five

Iraqi army is seen in Saladin, Iraq on 7 February 2 2018. (Anadolu Agency)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked Iraqi army in Saladin province, wounding five personnel, a commander said on Monday.

Captain Saad Mohammed at the Saladin Operations Command, said the militants attacked a base of the Iraqi army in Mutaibija in Saladin province late on Sunday, according to Iraqi media.

Three soldiers and two officers were wounded in the attack, Mohammed added.

The militants’ attack came after the group claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on a small oil refinery in the province on Sunday.

Two rockets hit the Siniya refinery, causing a fire which forced officials to shut down operations at the refinery, which has a 30,000 barrel-per-day refining capacity.

There were no reports of casualties at the refinery, which is near Iraq’s largest oil refinery of Baiji in Saladin.

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