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Islamic State claims attack on army post in northern Iraq – Times of India

BAGHDAD: Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an attack on Monday targeting an army post in northern Iraq which security sources said had killed a commanding officer and four soldiers. The attack took place between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a rural area that remains a hotbed of activity for militant cells years after Iraq declared final victory over the extremist group in 2017. Security forces repelled the attack, the defence ministry said on Monday in a statement mourning the loss of a colonel and a number of others from the regiment. The security sources said five others had also been wounded. Islamic State said in a statement on Telegram it had targeted the barracks with machine guns and grenades. Iraq has seen relative security stability in recent years after t...