By Ali Amkram Ghareeb
BAGHDAD (AA) – At least six people were killed in an attack carried out by Daesh/ISIS in northern Iraq, officials said late Monday.
The terrorist group targeted residents of Taza Khurmatu district south of the city of Kirkuk, where the majority of Turkmen live, the government-affiliated Security Media Network said in a statement.
An operation was launched to arrest the attackers, the statement added.
The terrorist group gained control in Mosul, Salahuddin and Anbar provinces in June 2014 and partly captured Diyala and Kirkuk provinces, but Iraqi authorities regained control afterwards.
Former Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Daesh/ISIS on Dec. 9, 2017.
Although five years have passed, the terrorist group still targets rural areas of the provinces.