Baghdad, January 23 Iraqi police said on the 23rd that militants of the extremist organization Islamic State launched an attack in Salahaddin province in northern Iraq that day, killing five people and injuring four others.
In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, Salahaddin police official Mohammad Bazi said that the Islamic State militants attacked a sentry post of the Shiite militia armed “People’s Mobilization Organization” in the eastern part of the province that night.
Heavy exchange of fire between the two sides led to five “people mobilization”, including a commander.
Organization personnel died and four people were injured. After the reinforcement of security forces arrived, Islamic State militants fled the scene, and their casualties were unknown.
In December 2017, Iraq announced its historic victory against the Islamic State, but extremists are still waiting for the opportunity to launch attacks in Iraq.
On the 21st of this month, Islamic State militants carried out two suicide bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing 32 people and injuring 110.