4 policemen killed in IS attack at Iraqi oilfield

Sun Online Desk

22nd October, 2019 03:40:31 printer

4 policemen killed in IS attack at Iraqi oilfield

 

Four policemen were killed and five others wounded on Monday in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a police officer Khalaf Mohammed Hussein said.

The attack took place in the evening when IS militants attacked a police force tasked with protecting Allas oilfield, some 40 km east of the provincial capital Tikrit, Khalaf from the force told Xinhua.

Allas oilfield is producing some 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil, Hussein added.

The security situation in Iraq was dramatically improved after Iraqi security forces fully defeated the extremist IS militants across the country late in 2017.

 

 


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