ERBIL — A roadside bomb blast hit a convoy of the Iraqi army on Saturday in Kirkuk province, killing one soldier and injuring two.
A local official told BasNews that the improvised explosive device (IED) was placed on a road outside Daquq, south of the Kurdish disputed province of Kirkuk.
The official said the Islamic State (IS) was most likely behind the attack.
While the Iraqi government is struggling with the rapid increase in the number of the new coronavirus cases, IS is exploiting the situation to step up the attacks.
Most of the IS activities, according to media reports and government statements, occur in the Kurdish areas disputed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq, where the Iraqis are currently in control.
Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga minister is set to visit Baghdad next week and meet with Iraq’s defense minister to discuss a framework for Kurdish and Iraqi forces to secure these disputed areas.