Two Iraqi police personnel have been killed and a third one wounded in an ISIS attack against Khabbaz oil field in Kirkuk, security sources confirmed Monday.
This is the first attack targeting energy facilities since the terror group was ousted from the region.
The terror group attacked a post of the oil police force near well 43 in the Khabbaz oilfield.
In December, 2017, Iraqi PM Haider Abadi declared the full liberation of his country from ISIS terrorists.
But the terror group's sleeper cells still attack Iraqi provinces.
Iraq’s central government retook the vital oil fields around Kirkuk from the autonomous Kurdistan region last year after it held an independence referendum.
Iraq, OPEC’s second biggest producer, mainly depends on oil production to improve its staggering economy.