Two Iraqi Kurdish fighters killed in attack blamed on IS – Times of India

KIRKUK, IRAQ: Two Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been killed on Saturday in an attack close to the northern province of Kurdistan blamed on the Islamic State group, authorities in the autonomous area stated.
A checkpoint close to the provincial boundary at Zerga Zaour, 55 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Kirkuk, was ambushed and “two peshmerga fighters were martyred”, the authorities stated.
They attributed the attack to IS “terrorists”.
Saturday’s violence got here 4 days after one other attack, additionally blamed on IS, which left 15 lifeless in a predominantly Shiite village in the japanese Iraqi province of Diyala.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over IS having recovered territory the group had managed for 3 years.
But the Islamic extremists stay lively and in July claimed an attack that killed about 30 individuals at a market in a Shiite half of Baghdad‘s Sadr City.

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