5 Iraq policemen killed in Kirkuk attack: Source

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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.

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.

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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