Attack in Iraq’s Kirkuk Over, 74 Islamic State Jihadists Killed: Governor

A fighter from the pro-government Popular Mobilisation units covers his ears as he sets off a rocket launcher in the village of Taz Khurmatu, on the southern outskirts of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as they try to recpature the nearby village of al-Bashir from Islamic State (IS) group …
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KIRKUK (IRAQ) (AFP) – Iraqi security forces on Monday ended an attack by the Islamic State group in Kirkuk city, killing at least 74 jihadists in three days of clashes, the provincial governor said.

“The attack is over and life has returned to normal,” Najmeddin Karim, the governor of Kirkuk province, told AFP.

“The security forces have killed more than 74 Daesh (IS) terrorists and detained several others, including their leader.”

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