7 killed in IS attack on Iraq base

August 17, 2017 12:00 am | Updated 03:38 am IST - Samarra

Islamic State (IS) group’s suicide bombers killed seven members of Iraq’s security forces in an attack on an Iraqi police and Army base on Wednesday in Baiji, north of Baghdad, the Interior Ministry and a local official said.

“Seven members of the security forces were killed and six wounded” in firefight, the town’s Mayor Mohammad Mahmoud said.

Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan confirmed the toll and said the “five suicide terrorists” were also killed.

IS captured Baiji in a June 2014 offensive.

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