Five Iraqi soldiers have been killed in two separate attacks in country’s north, amid a surge in violence by terrorists.
The deadliest took place in Al Dibis, near the northern city of Kirkuk, when a roadside bomb was detonated on Wednesday as an Iraqi army unit passed, killing three soldiers and wounding two, including an officer, a security official said.
Another bomb exploded in the Makhmour area outside the northern city of Mosul on the same day, killing two soldiers and wounding three, another officer said.
On Sunday, a bomb struck a federal police convoy in the Riyadh area, south of Kirkuk, and was followed by an ambush that killed nine officers and left several wounded, the government said.
One militant was killed in the exchange of fire, it said.
ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack on its Telegram channel.
A day later, militants on motorbikes killed eight civilians in a remote village in nearby Diyala province.
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