SULAIMANI (ESTA) — At least four people were killed in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Makhmour district late on Friday, Esta Media Network reporter said.
The reporter said clashes erupted between ISIS militants and tribal fighters after a group of the militant group attacked the village of Khatab in Makhmour, southwest of Erbil.
As many as eight other people were wounded in the attack, the reporter added.
Among the dead were two cousins of Iraqi lawmaker Falah Zedan and member of Nineveh provincial council Rashid Zedan, according to the reporter.
The Islamic State remnants have increased attacks against civilians and Iraqi forces in the disputed territories, claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad.
In 2017 Baghdad announced victory over the militant group, and attacks in Iraqi cities have since become much rarer, although troops continue to fight ISIS sleeper cells in mountainous and desert areas.
The militants still mount deadly operations, mostly at night and in remote areas.