Peshmerga forces with Kurdish security personnel gather at a site of an attack by Islamic State militants in Kirkuk, Iraq, October 21, 2016. © Ako Rasheed
ISIS fighters enter Kirkuk mosques, kindergarten, take civilians hostage – report
Islamic State militants have reportedly entered houses and mosques in Kurkuk, Iraq, and taken civilians as hostages. They have also broken into a kindergarten building, according to a Rudaw news agency report citing the city’s police chief.


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