5 Iraq policemen killed in Kirkuk attack: Source
Sunday, February 16, 2014
BAGHDAD - Five Iraqi policemen were killed in a militant attack in the early hours of Sunday on their checkpoint in the northern city of Kirkuk, a security source said.
"A group of unidentified militants attacked a checkpoint in the south of the city, killing five policemen and seizing their weapons," local police commander Sarhad Qudran told Anadolu Agency.
Elsewhere in the Kirkuk province, a military official said that six Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in clashes with army troops in al-Riyad district, west of Kirkuk.
The troops thwarted an attempt by 100 ISIL militants boarding over 20 4x4 vehicles to seize the area, Abdel-Amir al-Zaidi of Degla Operations Room told AA.
Areas in southern and southwestern Kirkuk are plagued by security problems, being the sites of repeated attacks by militant groups against security personnel.
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