Officials said late Monday that at least six people were killed in an attack carried out by Daesh/ISIS in northern Iraq.
The government-affiliated Security Media Network said in a statement that the terrorist group targeted residents of Taza Khurmatu district south of the city of Kirkuk, where the majority of Turkmen live.
The statement added that an operation was launched to arrest the attackers.
Although Iraqi authorities regained control afterwards, the terrorist group gained control in Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces in June 2014 and partly captured Diyala and Kirkuk provinces.
On December 9, 2017, former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Daesh/ISIS.
The terrorist group still targets rural areas of the provinces, even though five years have passed.