IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Khanaqin
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IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Khanaqin

ERBIL — The militants of the Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on Friday night against the Iraqi army in Khanaqin district, an official has confirmed.

Wasfi Tamimi, the head of local administration in Qara Tapa sub-district, told BasNews that IS snipers had targeted a security outpost of the Iraqi army in Kashkoll village located between Qara Tapa and Jalawla.

Possible casualties were not immediately known, he added.

Awat Bamoyi, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in the area, also confirmed the report to BasNews and pointed out that the Iraqi army forces had previously monitored movements of the insurgents in the surrounding areas.

This comes less than 24 hours after nearly 15 Peshmerga soldiers and civilians were either killed or wounded in a deadly IS attack in Makhmour, southwest of Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan Region.

The Islamic State on Thursday night attacked Khidir Jija village in Makhmour, southwest of Erbil, where they killed three civilians who were sons of the chief of the village.

The Peshmerga forces, after the attack, launched an operation to hunt down the militants before one of their vehicles was ambushed by the insurgents, resulting in the killing of seven Peshmerga fighters.

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