World Bulletin / News Desk
“Two bombs went off while Peshmerga forces were conducting a security patrol on the outskirts of the town of Daquq,” Army Captain Kamran Mahmoud said.
According to Mahmoud, three Peshmerga fighters, including one officer, were killed in the blast.
The ISIL terrorist group remains in control of large swathes of territory in southwestern Kirkuk, including the Hawija district.
Peshmerga forces loyal to northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government, meanwhile, have controlled the rest of the province since the Iraqi army withdrew from the area before ISIL’s 2014 onslaught.