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At least 9 Iraqi cops killed in bomb blast close to Kirkuk

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The our bodies of Iraq’s federal police members who have been killed in a suspected IS assault are repatriated from Kirkuk airport in northern Iraq on December 18, 2022.
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At least 9 Iraqi federal policemen have been killed on Sunday after a bomb struck their convoy southwest of the oil-rich metropolis of Kirkuk, two safety sources informed Reuters.

The blast happened close to the village of Safra , which lies about 30 kmsouthwest of Kirkuk, stated the supply, including that two different policemen have been critically wounded.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has ordered a hunt for the “terrorist elements” who carried out the assault, dispatching the federal police commander to the world for additional investigation, his workplace stated in an announcement.

There was no rapid declare of duty, however Islamic State militants are energetic within the space. Iraq declared victory over the group, which as soon as held massive swathes of the nation, in December 2017.

Iraqi cops stated Islamic State militants have been concerned within the assault, utilizing roadside bombs to focus on the police drive which was patrolling the world.

Despite the defeat of the Islamic State militant group in 2017, remnants of the group switched to hit-and-run assaults in opposition to authorities forces in numerous elements of Iraq.

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