BAGHDAD—Islamic State militants killed at least 12 Iraqi policemen and wounded several more in an overnight attack at an outpost near the city of Kirkuk amid concerns that the group is expanding its attacks in Iraq and Syria.
Police officials said insurgents using pickup trucks attacked the checkpoint in Rashad district in the early hours of Sunday and placed improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, along the road leading to the police position to slow any support from security forces. A firefight lasted for several hours before the insurgents retreated as police reinforcements made their way to the area, an official said. Three of the policemen were killed by IEDs.
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