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Home / World News / One killed as Islamic State militants attack Iraq police base

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

Associated Press, Irbil (Iraq)
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.