Two killed, five injured in ISIS attack in Iraq's Diyala
Two members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi) were killed and five others wounded in an ISIS terrorist attack on the city of Diyala in eastern Iraq.
Iran Press/ Middle East: Lieutenant Habib al-Shamri of the Iraqi police told Turkey's official Anadolu News Agency that the headquarters of the al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces was targeted on Sunday by ISIS terrorists.
Meanwhile, according to Kurdish based website Rudaw, late on Friday, ISIS remnants attacked Kurdish security forces (Asayesh) in Diyala province’s Kolajo sub-district, killing a commander and two of its members.
After initial mortar shelling of the village, the men were attacked while investigating the source of the mortar fire. Four other members and three civilians were injured.
Located in Kifri, south of Kirkuk, Kolajo has been attacked by ISIS sleeper cells multiple times. It is regarded as a disputed area between both Erbil and Baghdad.
The disputed territories have become a hotspot for ISIS activity amid a security vacuum.
In June 2014, the ISIS terror group seized large swathes of Iraqi territory in a rapid attack on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and surrounding provinces, but finally in December 2017, Iraqi forces had largely liberated all the territories held by the terrorists.