Three Iraqi policemen killed in ISIS attack in Kirkuk – police

Iraqi federal police take up positions in Rashad, southern Kirkuk, on Oct. 13, 2017. (Shutterstock via Washington Post)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Three Iraqi policemen were killed in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Kirkuk province on Thursday, according to police.  

Spokesman of Kirkuk Police Amr Nuri told Esta Media Network that a group of ISIS militants attacked a military point of the Iraqi federal police in Arab Koy village in south of Daquq late on Thursday.

Nuri added that three members of the federal police were killed and two others were wounded in the clashes, which lasted for an hour.

“Gunshots were also heard in the village of Haftaghaz near Daquq,” he noted.

Separately, Iraqi police detained an ISIS member in Kirkuk checkpoint on the main road between Baghdad and Kirkuk, Nuri said.

“The detainee belongs to Daesh group and an arrest warrant was issued for him by a court before,” he added, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December 2017 but the militants have regrouped in the Hamrin mountain range which extends into the northern provinces – an area described by officials as a “triangle of death”.

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