In the Eastern Iraqi province of Diyala ISIS militants on the evening of 13 June attacked the village, according to Turkish news Agency Anadolu reported , citing local police.
The attack killed six people, six more were injured. Were there any casualties among the militants was not reported.
The next day security forces launched an operation in search of terrorists in the area.
The Agency says that in recent months, militants have stepped up attacks, particularly in the area between Kirkuk, Salahuddin to the North and Delay in the East. This area is called “triangle of death”.
In 2017, Iraq declared victory over ISIS, regaining all of its territory – about a third of the country in which the militants invaded in 2014.
However, the terrorist group still exists, sleeper cells in Iraq periodically attack.
Terrorist organization “Islamic state” (ISIS) was founded in 2006. Subsequently, the group seized part of the territory of Syria, Iraq and Libya. The ISIS militants involved in the fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen, Nigeria and conduct terrorist activities in other countries.
In 2019, after the assassination of the leader of the group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , the state Department noted that ISIL still remains a growing threat.