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One killed as Islamic State militants attack Iraq police base

A sleeper cell of three IS fighters attacked the base on Sunday in Hamam al-Alil.

world Updated: Apr 23, 2017 15:16 IST
Federal police officials on the western side of Mosul.
Federal police officials on the western side of Mosul.(AP File Photo)

Iraqi officials said Islamic State militants attacked a police base in a town that is being used as a staging ground for the Mosul offensive, killing at least one policeman.

Captain Mahmoud Attia, a police spokesman, saida sleeper cell of three IS fighters attacked the base on Sunday in Hamam al-Alil, some 30km south of Mosul.

Rudaw, a local television channel whose reporters were inside the base, said at least two suicide attackers entered the facility before detonating their payloads.