IS Attack On Iraq Police Station Kills Three
BAGHDAD, Jan 3, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) - An attack carried out by the Islamic State group on a police station in the Iraqi city of Samarra has left three members of the force dead, officers said Tuesday.
According to security officials from Salaheddin province, in which Samarra is located, a group of four gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed Mutawakil police station in Samarra late Monday. They holed themselves up in the police station and were subsequently besieged by Iraqi security forces, leading to clashes that lasted several hours.
"Three members of the police were also killed, including a lieutenant colonel, and four wounded." An official from Salaheddin province said the curfew that was imposed late Monday on Samarra, a city 110 kilometres (70 miles) north of Baghdad, was lifted early Tuesday. The attack, similar to one carried out in late November 2016, was claimed by IS via its propaganda agency Amaq.