At least 9 Iraqi cops killed in bomb blast near Kirkuk

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At least 9 Iraqi federal policemen had been killed on Sunday after a bomb struck their convoy southwest of the oil-rich metropolis of Kirkuk, two safety sources instructed Reuters.

The blast befell near the village of Safra , which lies about 30 km (20 miles) southwest of Kirkuk, stated the supply, including that two different policemen had been critically wounded.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has ordered a hunt for the “terrorist elements” who carried out the assault, dispatching the federal police commander to the world for additional investigation, his workplace stated in an announcement.

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There was no quick declare of duty, however Islamic State militants are lively within the space. Iraq declared victory over the group, which as soon as held giant swathes of the nation, in December 2017.

Iraqi cops stated Islamic State militants had been concerned within the assault, utilizing roadside bombs to focus on the police drive which was patrolling the world.

Despite the defeat of the Islamic State militant group in 2017, remnants of the group switched to hit-and-run assaults towards authorities forces in numerous components of Iraq.