ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday night carried out an attack against the Iraqi Army forces in Daquq, south of Kirkuk province.
Daquq Mayor Luis Fandi confirmed the report to BasNews and pointed out that the attack had taken place in the village of Tamur, in Daquq, where the militants targeted a unit of the army.
The Iraqi forces responded to the attack and managed to repel it, with the IS jihadists escaping the area, the Kurdish official added, noting that it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.
A day earlier, a bomb explosion wounded an Iraqi officer and three soldiers in the area of Uzem in Diyala province where the forces were carrying out an operation against the Islamic State.
On Tuesday, a similar bombing targeted a convoy of the Federal Police forces in Wadi Zaghitoun, in southwest of Kirkuk province, leaving four policemen injured.
The Islamic State was blamed for the two bomb attacks as the insurgent group has lately intensified its terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria.
The two incidents came a few days after the IS group attacked the Iraqi Army forces in Diyala province and killed 11 soldiers while wounding several more.