Islamic State kills five policemen near Baiji refinery

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 17, 2015 3:32 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State has killed five policemen in a town near Iraq's biggest refinery, in an attack that may help ease pressure on some of its fighters trapped in the strategically important facility, a security official said on Wednesday.

The official in a regional security command center said the insurgents mounted the operation at Tal Albu Jarad village as part of a battle for control of Baiji refinery, which has changed hands several times.

(Reporting by Baghdad bureau; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Hugh Lawson)