Iraq: Gunmen slaughter cop, twisted 5 in Kirkuk

A cop was killed and five others were injured on Friday in an equipped assault on a police base in northern Iraq, a cop said, Anadolu Agency reports.

Various “shooters organized an assault with programmed rifles on a police watch in Daquq region of Kirkuk region,” the cop in Kirkuk revealed to Anadolu Agency by telephone on the state of obscurity as he was not approved to address media.

He blamed the Daesh bunch for the assault.

In a different turn of events, Shaalan Al-Kamili, a cop in the eastern Diyala region, revealed to Anadolu Agency that “a warrior was injured by an expert rifleman suspected to have been shot by Daesh in Khanaqin area.”

Al-Kamili added the “a marksman man alongside a gathering of other shooters escaped after a trade of fire with the Iraqi armed force.”

In June 2014, the Daesh dread gathering caught Mosul, Salahuddin, and Anbar areas and parts of Diyala and Kirkuk which were subsequently liberated by Iraqi powers in late 2017 with help from a US-drove alliance.

The Iraqi armed force keeps on completing continuous tasks against Daesh in pieces of the country where the dread gathering as of late prepared sleeper cells in provincial regions.


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