IS fighters kill 4 Iraqi soldiers in northwest

BAGHDAD – Militants from the group “Islamic State” attacked an Iraqi army position in northwestern Kirkuk governorate early Saturday, killing four soldiers, security sources and a local government official said.

IS fighters in Dibis district took weapons and communication equipment from the soldiers and left the scene, security sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to make statements to the media.

It was the first such attack in almost a year. In January, Islamic State gunmen broke into a barracks in the mountainous al-Azim district outside the city of Baqouba, killing a guard and shooting dead 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.

Rakan Saeed al-Jiboury, the governor of Kirkuk, told The Associated Press that the attack “was due to the negligence and lack of diligence on the part of security forces.”

He added that the site of the attack is an area where authority is shared between the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces, “so there is no coordination and (IS) is taking advantage of that.”

ISIS’s territorial control in Iraq and Syria was shattered by a year-long US-backed campaign, but its fighters continued with sleeper cells, killing increasing numbers of Iraqis and Syrians.

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