2 soldiers killed, 4 injured in IS attack in eastern Iraq

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-07 17:42:20|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and four others wounded in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in the eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source said Friday.

The attack took place late Thursday night when IS militants attacked an army base outside a village near the town of Khanaqin, some 165 km northeast of the capital Baghdad, Alaa al-Saadi from the provincial police told Xinhua.

The attack resulted in a fierce clash between the two sides that continued until 2 a.m. local time on Friday (2300 GMT on Thursday) when the attackers withdrew, al-Saadi said.

There was no immediate report about casualties among IS militants, he added.

Despite repeated military operations against the IS remnants, they hide in deserts, rugged areas as well as in Himreen mountain range which extends in the provinces of Diyala, Salahudin and Kirkuk, carrying out frequent attacks against security troops and civilians. Enditem