Islamic State Claims Attack That Killed 27 Iraqi Militiamen Near Kirkuk

Al Jazeera: ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq

ISIL claims responsibility for an attack that killed more than two dozen fighters in Iraq's Kirkuk province.

More than two dozen members of a pro-government militia in Iraq have been killed after being ambushed by disguised Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters.

Twenty-seven members of Hashd al-Shaabi, or the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were killed after clashes broke out late Sunday in Hawija, a town in Iraq's oil-rich Kirkuk province, the militia said in a statement on Monday.

ISIL - also known as ISIS - claimed responsibility for the attack and said 30 people had been killed in the ambush, local media reported.

It was the deadliest attack against PMF fighters since October when pro-government forces retook Hawija from ISIL.

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WNU Editor: This is what will probably become the new normal in Iraq. Low intensity fights. IEDs. Terror attacks.

More News On The Islamic State Claiming Sunday's Attack That Killed 27 Iraqi Militiamen Near Kirkuk

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi militiamen near Kirkuk -- Reuters
Daesh ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters -- Arab News/AP
27 killed after Islamic State ambushes Iraqi paramilitary force -- Press Association
Militants in army uniforms ambush Iraqi troops near Baghdad, 27 dead -- FOX News
Updated: 27 Hashd killed after clashes with ISIS in Hawija pocket -- RUDAW

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