IS kills 3 Iraq village chiefs in a week

4 November, 2018 12:00 AM printer

KIRKUK: Jihadists have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq’s restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates, reports AFP.   

Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group last year, but small jihadist cells still wage attacks, especially in mountainous areas like the northern province of Kirkuk.

There, IS has attacked state infrastructure and government officials, especially targeting local administrative heads known as “mukhtars.”