At least seven people have lost their lives when remnants of the ISIS Takfiri terrorist group launched an attack against a residential area in Iraq’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.
A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language Baghdad Post news website that the extremists attacked the village of Albu Shaher on Monday, carrying out the act of terror.
The source added that the Takfiris have fled the village, and a counter-terrorism operation is underway to capture the perpetrators.
Separately, twelve Muslim worshippers sustained gunshot wounds when ISIS militants stormed a mosque in Hekna village, which is near al-Shirqat town and about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Mosul, last night and opened fire indiscriminately.
Meanwhile, Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan announced in a statement on Monday that eight ISIS militants had been arrested during a clean-up operation west of Mosul.