SALADIN, Iraq 

At least three people were killed in a terror attack by the Daesh/ISIS terror group in northern Iraq, a security official said on Tuesday. 

Huseyin Ali, the police chief in Tuz Khurmatu district, told Anadolu Agency that the attack was carried out in the Palkana region of Saladin province.

He added that the attack targeted a rapid reaction force, killing three people and injuring two others.

In late 2017, officials in Baghdad declared that the military presence of Daesh/ISIS in Iraq had been all but destroyed.

But the terrorists still have a presence in the rural areas of Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Saladin and Mosul.

The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the group in these parts of the country.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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