World Bulletin / News Desk
Four bombers attacked a police station in al-Ishaqiya in the northern Saladin province, triggering clashes with security forces, police lieutenant Numan al-Jubouri said.
“The four attackers were shot dead by police, while two policemen were injured in the attack,” he said.
A few days ago, ISIL had lost the eastern part of Shirqat district, the terrorist group’s last stronghold in Saladin province.
Meanwhile, two police personnel were killed in clashes with ISIL militants on the outskirts of the western Ramadi city.
Police captain Ahmed al-Dulaimi said the violence started when militants attacked a number of security checkpoints in the area.
He said 21 civilians were also injured in the clashes.
ISIL overran wide swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in mid-2014.
This summer, the Iraqi army -- with U.S. coalition air support -- recaptured the northern city of Mosul, the terrorist group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate”, following a nine-month campaign.