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Five Iraqi policemen were killed in a militant attack in the early hours of Sunday on their checkpoint in the northern city of Kirkuk, a security source said.
"A group of unidentified militants attacked a checkpoint in the south of the city, killing five policemen and seizing their weapons," local police commander Sarhad Qudran told Anadolu Agency.
Elsewhere in the Kirkuk province, a military official said that six Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants were killed in clashes with army troops in al-Riyad district, west of Kirkuk.
The troops thwarted an attempt by 100 ISIL militants boarding over 20 4x4 vehicles to seize the area, Abdel-Amir al-Zaidi of Degla Operations Room told AA.
Areas in southern and southwestern Kirkuk are plagued by security problems, being the sites of repeated attacks by militant groups against security personnel.Last Mod: 16 Şubat 2014, 11:19