Shafaq News / Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi (PMF) announced on Monday that it confronted a terrorist attack north of Khanaqin in Diyala governorate, indicating that a commander in the 28th Brigade was killed.
In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the Al-Hashd said, "The forces of the 28th Brigade of the Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi were able to defeat the remnants of ISIS, which launched a terrorist attack, last night, against the brigade's units, north of Khanaqin district".
The statement added, "ISIS terrorists fled but are being pursued", noting that " the commander in the 28th Brigade, Hussein Razzaq Al-Mayahi, was killed while participating in confronting the terrorists".
Al-Hashd announced that it had faced a terrorist attack north of Khanaqin in Diyala Governorate.
Earlier, the commander of Diyala operations, Major General Ghassan Khaled Al-Ezzi, confirmed the existence of a coordination between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces to besiege ISIS terrorists in Khanaqin district.
The outskirts of Khanaqin, 105 km northeast of Baquba, have been subjected during the past months to terrorist attacks that caused human losses. Experts attribute the attacks to terrorists who infiltrated the area after fleeing from other governorates.