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6 killed, 5 wounded in IS attacks in Iraq
6 killed, 5 wounded in IS attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, May 24 (TIWN) A total of six people were killed and five wounded in attacks by militants of the Islamic States (IS) group in Iraq's provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala, a provincial official and a police source have said.

IS militants used a dust storm that swept through most of Iraq earlier on Monday to set fire to a wheat farm in the Taza area outside Kirkuk's eponymous provincial capital Kirkuk, some 250 kilometres north of Baghdad, as per reprots, quoting Taza Mayor Hussein Adil.

The fire caused a joint squad of Iraqi police and paramilitary Hashd Shaabi fighters to hurry to the farm to put out the fire, but extreme IS militants opened fire, killing three police officers and two locals, according to Adil.  The extremist militants also exploded a roadside bomb near a police vehicle, causing damage but no injuries, according to the mayor.  He stated that the attackers fled the site after reinforced troops arrived.

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