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IRBIL, May 26: Three militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed in a clash in Kirkuk city, some 238 kilometers north of Baghdad, on Thursday As a result of the clash, the counterterrorism service managed to foil an attack on a military unit in southern Kirkuk, according to a statement from Iraq Security Media Cell of the Iraqi Military Command.
One of the slain militants, who put on an explosive belt, was shot dead on the spot and the other two were pursued and killed, according to the statement. IS attacks in different areas in Kirkuk claimed more than 13 civilians and injured dozens of others in the recent days.(KUNA)