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Iraq: 46 killed, 133 injured in Islamic State attack in Kirkuk

At least 25 militants have also been killed since the raid started on Friday. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Kirkuk, Iraq Oct 22, 2016, 08.03 AM (IST)

At least 46 people killed and 133 wounded in an attack by the Islamic State militants on Saturday.

 

The deceased were mostly members of security forces and medical personnel, AFP reported. the fight is still is ongoing 

 

An interior ministry brigadier general told AFP: "We have 46 dead and 133 wounded, most of them members of the security services, as result of the clashes with Daesh (IS)."

 

At least 25 militants have also been killed since the raid started on Friday, he added. 

 

A source at the Kirkuk health directorate confirmed the casualty. 

 

(WION with inputs from AFP)

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