Three Iraqi soldiers were killed on Monday (January 24th) in a bomb explosion as they passed their patrol near the city of Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, AFP learned from a military source.
A fourth soldier was injured in this attack which took place in the morning, south of Kirkuk, according to the same source.
It was not immediately claimed.
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Friday, 11 Iraqi soldiers were killed in an attack against their base in the province of Diyala (east) and attributed to the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
After a meteoric rise in power in 2014 in Iraq and neighboring Syria and the conquest of vast territories, the IS saw its self-proclaimed "
" waver under the blow of successive offensives in these two countries.
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Iraq declared its "
" against the IS jihadists at the end of 2017. But they remain a threat and continue to carry out ad hoc attacks mainly against security forces.
The last major attack claimed by IS in Iraq targeted a market in the Shiite district of Sadr City in Baghdad in July 2021, which killed around 30 people.