10 police officers killed in Islamic State attack in northern Iraq & militants’ roadside bombs destroy 3 vehicles – reports

At least 10 policemen

At least 10 policemen have lost their lives in an attack on a checkpoint outside the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq that local security sources said was carried out by Islamic State militants.

Police clashed with the gunmen for two hours in the town of Rashad, located 30km (19 miles) southwest Kirkuk, early on Sunday, police sources told Reuters. 

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