IS Kills Two Iraqi Policemen, Injures Four near Hawija
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IS Kills Two Iraqi Policemen, Injures Four near Hawija

ERBIL — At least two Iraqi policemen were killed and four others were injured in the latest Islamic State (IS) attack in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk.

Ahmed Khurshid, a member of the security committee at Hawija Mayoral Council, told BasNews that the attack targeted a police unit on Friday night in the village of Hamdaniyah, near Riyad, west of Kirkuk.

There were reports of fierce fire exchange between the IS militants and police forces, he said, adding that four policemen were receiving treatment at the hospital after suffering injuries.

There were no reports of IS casualties.

According to the information obtained by BasNews, the IS militants managed to escape the area before reinforcement arrived at the scene.