Mortar attack kills three people in northern Iraq: police

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) – At least three people were killed and four wounded when three mortar bombs hit the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat on Tuesday, police officials and hospital sources said.

Police officials in the area said ISIS militants were involved in the attack and the mortars were fired from a nearby mountainous area were militants are still active.

“Daesh terrorists are hiding in (the) Makhoul mountains area and use it as a launchpad for their attacks,” said Shirqat police colonel Khalil Sahan.

ISIS has recently mounted a series of hit-and-run attacks aimed at undermining the government.

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