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IS attack in Iraq, killed 5

International Desk
IS attack in Iraq
Four members of the Kurdish forces (Peshmerga) and a civilian have been killed in an attack by the militant group IS in a village in northern Iraq. Six more people were injured in the incident.

The attack took place in the village of Qara Salem on Sunday, December 5 local time. Reuters quoted the country's security forces as saying.

The statement from Kurdish forces confirmed the casualties but did not specify how many were killed.

A November 28 roadside bombing in northern Iraq killed five more members of the Kurdish forces (Peshmerga). Those associated with IS are known in the region as Daesh. It was later reported that they carried out the attack.

The group has frequently targeted Iraqi security forces, including the Kurdish Peshmerga. The number of such attacks has increased since Daesh was defeated on the battlefield in 2017.

Daesh is said to be active in various parts of the country, especially in the north, through the Slipper Cell, due to differences between the regional governments of Iraq's central and semi-autonomous Kurdistan.

The US-led coalition has already announced the end of its mission in Iraq, announcing that Daesh has been defeated. The US-led coalition is due to withdraw its troops from Iraq later this month.

There are currently 2,500 US troops in Iraq, assisting the country's security forces in the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

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