Islamic State attack killed seven security forces in Iraq

Islamic State attack killed seven security forces in Iraq

At least seven members of Iraq’s security forces were killed and 16 wounded overnight in two separate attacks by Daesh terrorists, police said on Thursday.

Three members of the paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and two policemen were killed in an attack in the Sayed Gharib area north of Salahuddin province’s Dujail district, 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad, late on Wednesday, police said.

The PMF is an umbrella grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi’ite militias that formally report to Iraq’s prime minister.

Daesh has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

Iraq declared victory over Daesh, which once held large swathes of the country, in December 2017, but the terrorists have since switched to hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the Baghdad government.

They have regrouped in the Hamrin mountain range in the northeast, which extends from Diyala province, on the border with Iran, crossing northern Salahuddin and southern Kirkuk province, an area security officials call a “triangle of death.”

Source: Yeni Safak