SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Four Iraqi policemen were killed in Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Hawija west of Kirkuk on Monday (October 5), according to the Iraqi military.
Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement that Iraqi federal policemen were exposed to “indirect fire” from ISIS militants in the district of Hawija on Monday evening.
Three members of the Iraqi federal police, including an officer, were also wounded in the attack, the military added.
On Tuesday, commander of Kirkuk joint operations Saad Harbiya told Anadolu Agency that two Iraqi federal policemen and five others were wounded after the militants attacked a checkpoint in southern Kirkuk.
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”.