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Three soldiers killed in an attack north of Baghdad

2022-01-24T12:14:52.394Z

Three Iraqi soldiers were killed Monday, January 24 in the explosion of a bomb as their patrol passed near the city of Kirkuk, north of...



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 "

caliphate

" waver under the blow of successive offensives in these two countries.

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Iraq declared its "

victory

" 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.

Source: lefigaro

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