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Two cops killed by Islamic State militants in north Iraq

Two cops killed by Islamic State militants in north Iraq

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2019, 11:36 am

Baghdad/UNI: Two police personnel were killed by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northern province Kirkuk on Sunday, the Iraqi military said.

In Kirkuk, IS militants opened fire with machine guns on a vehicle of federal policemen in the southern part of the oil-rich province, killing two aboard, Xinhua quoted the media office of Iraqi Joint Operations Command as saying.

In another development, the security forces acted on intelligence input and raided a hideout at a house on the border between Iraq's eastern province of Diyala and Baghdad, and captured six suspects, Alaa al-Saadi, a local policeman in Diyala, said.

The troops captured six suspects at the hideout who were said to be responsible of kidnapping dozens of civilians and military personnel, al-Saadi added.

The security situation in the oil-rich country has seen an improvement since the security forces fully defeated the extremist IS militants across the country late in 2017.