ERBIL — At least seven Kurdish civilians were wounded in two separate attacks carried out by the Islamic State (IS) near Khanaqin and Baquba, the areas known as disputed Kurdish territories.
Diyala Police Spokesperson Nihad Mohammed told BasNews that an improvised explosive device went off in a village near Gulala (Jalawla) district, and wounded four Kurdish farmers.
Elsewhere near Baquba, the provincial capital city of Diyala, three other civilians were wounded by an IS sniper.
These areas, which are currently under the control of the Iraqi government, are witnessing a dramatic surge in number of terrorist attacks by IS.
Kurdish Peshmerga officials have been repeatedly warning of a possible IS resurgence, especially in the areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad.
BasNews previously reported that a delegation from Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry is schedule to visit Baghdad to discuss about military coordinations in these areas to counter the terrorist group.