BAGHDAD, Oct 22 (NNN-NINA) – Four policemen were killed and five others wounded on Monday, in an attack by Daesh militants, in Iraq’s central province of Salahudin, a police officer said.
The attack took place in the evening, when the militants attacked a police force, tasked with protecting Allas oilfield, some 40 km east of the provincial capital Tikrit, Khalaf Mohammed Hussein from the force, said.
A fierce clash erupted between the two sides, as the militants tried to exploit the bad weather of rain and wind, but the attackers withdrew as reinforcements arrived, Hussein said.
Allas oilfield is producing some 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil, Hussein added.
In 2014, Daesh militants took control of Allas and nearby Ajil oilfields, and extracted large amounts of oil to finance its operations. But the two oilfields were freed by Iraqi forces, in Mar, 2015.– NNN-NINA