Islamic State militants kill ten Iraqis in ‘fierce clashes’

At least ten members of an Iraqi militia group have been killed in an attack by Islamic State militants.

Islamic State militants kill ten Iraqis in 'fierce clashes'

A statement released by the Shia-dominated Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) said the deaths came during “fierce clashes” with IS.

Attacks by the IS group have continued in parts of Iraq, despite the country claiming victory over the group following its loss of territory.

The country’s prime minister-designate has vowed to pursue those responsible.

“The operation carried out by the criminal terrorist groups represents a desperate attempt to exploit the situation of political rivalry that hinders the formation of the government to carry out its national duty of ensuring the security of citizens,” a statement from Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Saturday.

Mr Kadhimi is the country’s third prime minister-designate in three months. His statement, released Saturday, urged the formation of a new government to help with national security and stability.

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