http://diyaruna.com/en_GB/articles/cnmi_di/newsbriefs/2019/05/16/newsbrief-02

5 security elements killed in terrorist attack in Kirkuk

Four Iraqi officers and one policeman were killed in a terrorist attack targeting their vehicle Wednesday night (May 15th) south-west of Kirkuk, the Iraqi police said Thursday.

"A treacherous attack carried out by 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria' (ISIS) gangs using an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted an Iraqi Federal Police vehicle in Seylan in al-Riyadh, south-west of Kirkuk," Col. Ahmed al-Jabri of Kirkuk police told Diyaruna.

"Four officers and one policeman of the Federal Police were killed in the attack," he said.

"Security forces kicked off a large-scale security operation following the attack in search of the terrorists," he said.

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