BAGHDAD, Nov 29 (NNN-NINA) – Five Kurdish security members, known as Peshmerga, were killed, in an overnight attack by the militants of the extremist Daesh group, in north-eastern Iraq, a Kurdish security source said yesterday.
Azad al-Dalawi, an officer from the Peshmerga said, a group of Daesh militants attacked late on Saturday night, a Kurdish security base in the Kolajo area, in the northern part of Diyala province, sparking a fierce clash between the two sides that lasted until dawn yesterday.
The Peshmerga soldiers finally managed to repel the assailants, said al-Dalawi.
The clash resulted in the killing of five Peshmerga members and the wounding of five others, along with the destruction of a military vehicle, al-Dalawi added.
He said that reinforcements from the Kurdish forces arrived at the scene and launched a search campaign in the area, looking for the Daesh militants.– NNN-NINA