Five Peshmerga wounded in ISIS attack southwest of Tuz Khurmatu

Five Peshmerga wounded in ISIS attack southwest of Tuz Khurmatu
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KIRKUK — Five Peshmerga and a commander were wounded in an attack launched by Islamic State (ISIS) militants late on Saturday (May 27) at the frontlines southwest of Tuz Khurmatu.

A Peshmerga commander at the frontline, Mohammed Chawri, told NRT the attack occurred at 11:00 p.m. against the Peshmerga’s Third Regiment of the 116 Brigade in the village of Hilewa.

Four Peshmerga were wounded during the clashes and the exchange of fire with the ISIS militants, Chawri said, confirming the attack was repelled.

A Peshmerga commander who was identified by an NRT reporter in Kirkuk as Abdullah Bor was also wounded. Bor suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Another Peshmerga was slightly wounded after a roadside bomb went off near a vehicle with Peshmerga on board, he added.

Hilewa village is located about 30 kilometers southwest of Tuz Khurmatu district.

Tuz Khurmatu, located 180 km north of Baghdad, lies in an area of disputed territory between the Kurdish-administered north and southern regions under the central government, with an ethnically diverse population of Turkmen, Kurds and Arabs.

(NRT)