IS jihadist attack kills 13 Iraqi police: medics, security
KIRKUK, Iraq, Sept 5, 2021 (BSS/AFP) - Thirteen policemen were killed in an
attack by the Islamic State group against a checkpoint near Kirkuk in
northern Iraq early Sunday, medical and security sources said.
The attack, to the south of the city, took place just after midnight, a
senior Iraqi police officer told AFP. Jihadist cells regularly target the
Iraqi army and police in the area, but this attack was one of the IS group's
most deadly this year.