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Daesh attack kills 3 in Iraq

A member of the Iraqi forces walks past a mural bearing the logo of Daesh in Mosul, Iraq on 1 March 2017 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]
A mural bearing the logo of Daesh on 1 March 2017 [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images]

Three security personnel were killed today in an attack by Daesh in the western province of Anbar, a local police officer said, Anadolu Agency reports.

"Daesh militants launched an armed attack on a security post in Al-Tabaa area of Anbar province," the officer told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.

He said two soldiers and a pro-government tribesman were killed and two other soldiers seriously injured in the attack.

A Daesh militant was also killed in an exchange of fire with security forces. In 2017, Iraq declared victory over Daesh by reclaiming all territories captured by terrorists since the summer of 2014, estimated to be about a third of the country's total area.

The terror group, however, still has sleeper cells in Iraq that launch sporadic attacks on civilians, security forces, infrastructure, and other targets.

The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the terror group in different parts of the country.

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