15 Kurdish fighters killed in ISIS-led car bomb attack on Peshmerga checkpoints north Iraq

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Kurdish forces of the Peshmerga. File photo

ARA News

ERBIL – At least 15 Kurdish soldiers of the Peshmerga army were killed in an offensive by militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in northern Iraq, military sources confirmed on Wednesday. 

ISIS militants carried out two car bomb attacks on Kurdish security checkpoints near the town of Shingal (Sinjar) in northern Iraq, killing 15 Peshmerga soldiers and wounding ten others. 

A spokesman for the Peshmerga described the attack as the “fiercest” since the Kurdish troops retook the Yezidi region of Shingal from ISIS militants last month. 

“The wounded were transferred to Duhok city in Kurdistan Region for treatment,” the source told ARA News. 

“We consider this terror attack an infiltration into our headquarters in this area. We have been working on dismantling land-mines  planted by the terror group before its withdrawal from Shingal and we will further fortify every area we retake in order to prevent such incidents.” 

Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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