Terrorist attack targets Iraqi forces in northern province

Terrorist attack targets Iraqi forces in northern province

The government security media cell in Iraq announced on Saturday that eight people, including two officers, were killed and wounded in an armed attack in Salah al-Din Governorate, north of the country.

The cell stated in a statement, that “an explosive device exploded in a Toyota civilian vehicle on Al-Zawiya Al-Mashak Road of Baiji District, and when forces from Al-Mashak Police Station and a detachment from the Popular Mobilisation Forces exited to the scene of the accident to evacuate the injured, the forces came under fire by a sniper.”

The cell added, “The attack resulted in the killing of an officer with the rank of colonel and a police commissioner from Al-Mashak police station, as well as a member of the Popular Mobilisation Forces. A police commissioner and a member of the crowd were wounded, and three civilians from one single family were wounded as well.”

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