On Monday, according to a local police officer, three Iraqi soldiers were killed and one has been injured in a bomb explosion in the northern Kirkuk province.
The officer concerned, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media, expressed that an explosive device planted by Daesh/ISIS terrorists exploded at a military vehicle in a rural area in Daquq district in Kirkuk.
The officer further said that Iraqi forces have launched a manhunt for the attackers.
Monday’s attack comes as the second by Daesh/ISIS terrorists in less than a week. Previously, on Friday, the terror group killed 11 soldiers in a deadly attack in the eastern Diyala province.
In recent months, particularly in the area between Kirkuk, Saladin, and Diyala, suspected Daesh/ISIS terrorists have stepped up their attacks.
Iraq declared victory over Daesh/ISIS in 2017 by reclaiming all territories the terrorist group controlled since the summer of 2014. This territory is estimated to be about a third of the country.
However, the group still maintains sleeper cells in large areas in Iraq and occasionally launches sporadic attacks.