ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization has plans to assassinate the journalists and public figures in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk, according to a report.
Revealing the intent of the extremists, the Iraqi Observatory for Journalistic Freedom urged the Ministry of Interior and Kirkuk police service to take urgent measures to protect the journalists and public figures.
Ibrahim Khalil, Kirkuk governorate's press secretary, said police informed him that he, along some other journalists, is on the assassination list of the extremists.
The journalist survived an assassination attempt two months ago.
Kurdish police and security services and Kurdistan Peshmerga troops safeguard the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
The IS militants pose security threats on the city of Kirkuk from the southwestern town of Hawija which is held by them since 2014.