Iraqi security forces kill 3 ISIL terrorists in Diyala

In Baghdad, meanwhile, a civilian is killed when unidentified gunmen open fire on local cafe

Iraqi security forces kill 3 ISIL terrorists in Diyala

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three ISIL terrorists were killed Friday during a security sweep carried out in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province, according to a local police source.

“Army troops backed by Hashd al-Shaabi forces killed three ISIL militants in the Hawd Hemrin district northeast of provincial capital Baqubah,” Diyala Police Captain Habib al-Shimar said.

The security operation was launched after the militants were spotted by local residents who then informed the authorities.

In capital Baghdad, meanwhile, at least one civilian was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on a cafe, Baghdad Police Captain Hamad Khalaf said.

In a related development, the Iraqi army said in a Friday statement that it had broken up a “terrorist cell” in the Albu Seif district south of Mosul.

Late last year, Iraqi officials declared that ISIL's military presence in the country had been all but destroyed.

It appears the notorious terrorist group, however, still maintains “sleeper cells” in several parts of Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Nisan 2018, 11:09