13 policemen killed and many injured, checkpoint located near Kirkuk city targeted

13 policemen killed and many injured in ISIS attack in Iraq The attack took place after midnight in the area of ​​al-Rashad, about 65 km south of the city of Kirkuk. According to the report, the condition of some of the injured is critical, due to which the death toll may rise.

A senior Iraqi police official said ISIS terrorists targeted the police post. He said jihadists continue to target Iraq’s army and police here, but the attack was one of ISIS’ deadliest attacks this year.

35 killed in suicide bombings in
July In July this year, 35 people were killed and more than 60 were injured in a suicide bombing in Iraq’s Sadar city. The explosion happened in a market. Being Eid, there was a lot of crowd here. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack by sharing a message via Telegram.

In April, 4 people died in an explosion in
Iraq’s Sadar city In this 4 people were killed and 20 were injured. IS also claimed responsibility for this attack. At the same time, IS also claimed responsibility for the suicide bomb attack in central Baghdad Tayran Square Market in January. 30 people were killed in this blast.

Iraq’s government, which has been continuously targeting IS sleeper cell security forces , claimed in 2017 that it had defeated ISIS. The government said that IS has sleeper cells, which are constantly targeting the security forces. The Iraqi government considered it a big challenge and talked about preparing a plan to get rid of it.

As the US prepares to reduce its troops in Iraq, the number
of international coalition troops in Iraq is currently close to 3,500, of which 2,500 are US troops. The US is busy reducing its military presence here. US officials say from next year the role of its troops will be limited to training and advising Iraqi security personnel.

Source: Bhaskar

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