KIRKUK — Peshmerga forces managed to foil the offensive carried out by Islamic State (IS) extremists early Monday against Peshmerga on south-western Kirkuk’s front.
Kamal Kirkuki, Peshmerga commander of the front, told BasNews the war which erupted between Peshmerga and IS earlier today was ended by defeating the militants.
Peshmerga managed to capture two militants and kill three others while three suicide bombers blew themselves up without inflicting damage to Peshmerga troops, he said.
He noted the area is now stable and the situation is under control, said the commander.
IS extremists attacked Peshmerga troops on southwestern Kirkuk front at 6:45 am on Monday, Kirkuki said, noting that four militants approached Peshmerga forces waving white flags posing as fleeing civilians.
However, one Peshmerga troop was wounded.