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Two policemen killed, two injured in ISIS attack in Daquq town of Iraq

Devdiscourse News Desk Baghdad
Updated: 12-08-2019 20:07 IST
Two policemen killed, two injured in ISIS attack in Daquq town of Iraq

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Two Iraqi policemen have been killed in a suspected Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Daquq town of Iraq on Monday early morning, according to Rudaw English. The attack has also left the two other policemen injured. The officers were newly posted in the area in order to bridge the security gap. The terrorist organization launched a mortar attack which could only be repelled after an hour with the help of the Iraqi aircraft.

Yesterday, the Iraqi security forces arrested three members of the Islamic State terrorist group in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

The Iraqi military has launched a string of operations across several provinces to quell the ISIS resurgence, including a one-day sweep of the southern Kirkuk region on August 4 dubbed "New Dawn".

Daquq, as part of Kirkuk, is one of the disputed territories claimed by both the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the federal government of Iraq. Baghdad currently controls the area since Oct. 16, 2017.

Despite Iraq declaring "final victory" against the extremist group in December 2017, they continue to carry out sporadic attacks, including bombings, assassinations, and kidnappings in previously liberated areas like Mosul, and also in areas, it never controlled like the capital of Baghdad.