In Iraq 6 police, 12 IS fighters killed in Kirkuk clashes - police

He said at least six policemen and 12 IS fighters had been killed in fighting, mostly in southern neighbourhoods

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Kurdish fighters take cover in Kirkuk as jihadist gunmen launched an assault on the northern Iraqi city on October 21, 2016 play

Kurdish fighters take cover in Kirkuk as jihadist gunmen launched an assault on the northern Iraqi city on October 21, 2016

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Ongoing clashes between Iraqi security forces and jihadist gunmen apparently attempting to take over parts of the city of Kirkuk on Friday have left at least six policemen dead, security sources said.

"There are sporadic clashes between the security forces and Daesh," a police colonel told AFP in Kirkuk, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group.

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Updated map of the Mosul region with the latest military developments

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He said at least six policemen and 12 IS fighters had been killed in fighting, mostly in southern neighbourhoods, a toll confirmed by other officers.

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