Suicide attackers from the Islamic State group killed two Kurdish peshmerga forces today in an operation against a base in northern Iraq, officers said.
“Two members of the peshmerga were killed and five wounded in a suicide attack on K1 base,” a major general in the peshmerga told.
He said five armed men wearing suicide belts attacked the base, where he said foreign advisers from the US-led coalition assisting Iraq against the jihadists were stationed.
“The attack was thwarted and all the attackers were killed,” the officer said.
Wista Rasool, another senior peshmerga officer in the area, confirmed the attack, which targeted a base between the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and the IS-held town of Hawija.