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Four Iraqi Kurdish fighters killed in attack blamed on Daesh

Peshmerga fighters, in northern Iraq above, have been relentlessly targeted by Daesh militants. (AFP)
Peshmerga fighters, in northern Iraq above, have been relentlessly targeted by Daesh militants. (AFP)
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07 Dec 2021 02:12:47 GMT9
07 Dec 2021 02:12:47 GMT9
  • Five other Peshmerga fighters were wounded in the violence late Sunday in northern Iraq

BAGHDAD: Four Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in an attack blamed on the Daesh group, a security official said Monday, the third such assault in less than two weeks.

Five other Peshmerga fighters were wounded in the violence late Sunday in northern Iraq that targeted an outpost north of Kirkuk, the source said.

Kurdish army forces confirmed the deadly attack but did not say how Peshmerga fighters were killed in wounded, in a statement accusing Daesh of responsibility.

It was the third attack blamed on Daesh militants in less than two weeks against the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.

On Thursday, Daesh claimed responsibility for an assault south of the Kurdish capital of Irbil that killed at least nine Peshmerga fighters and three civilians.

At the end of November, five Peshmergas were killed in a roadside bombing also claimed by the militant group.

Daesh seized swathes of Iraq in a lightning offensive in 2014, before being beaten back by a counter-insurgency campaign supported by a US-led military coalition.

The Iraqi government declared the extremists defeated in late 2017, although the Daesh retains sleeper cells which still strike security forces with hit-and-run attacks.

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