Late on September 4, 12 officer of the Iraqi Federal Police were killed and three others were injured in a hit-and-run attack in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk. The attack was reportedlly carried out by ISIS.
The attack targeted a position of the 2nd Regiments of the Police’s 19th Brigade in the town of Tell Satyh in the al-Rashad district.
The police were not able to send reinforcements on time because the road leading to Tell Satyh was booby-trapped by ISIS cells. Furthermore, the Iraqi Air Force didn’t provide the police force with close support.
Iraqi sources shared a video showing the aftermath of the attack. A burned down Humvee armored vehicle can be seen in the footage.
ISIS has not claimed responsibility for the attack, so far. Usually, terrorist group announce its operations in Iraq a few days late.
The terrorist group has been fairly active in Kirkuk. Early on September 2, cells of the group attacked the town of Shahel. The attack was repelled by local gunmen. However, a civilian was killed and seven others were wounded by the terrorists.
The Iraqi government has been facing much criticism over the deteriorating situation in Kirkuk. Many questions are being asked about the lack of proper security measures in the countryside of the province.
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