Islamic State 'sleeper cells' kill dozens in Kirkuk - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Islamic State militants on Friday attacked Iraqi government buildings
in the northern city of Kirkuk as well as a nearby power plant, killing
dozens of people about 100 miles away from Mosul, Iraqi officials said.
Three police stations and an Iraqi political party headquarters were
attacked within Kirkuk in the Kirkuk Governorate, whose governor later
said the attack carried out by IS sleeper cells had been 'foiled.' At
least six police officers and 16 civilians died in Kirkuk, while at
least 13 died in the power plant attack in the nearby Dibbis village."
Comment: So, the Islamic State counterattacked but not in Mosul, in Kirkuk. Interesting strategy. I wonder if that means there will be a lot more bombings and insurgent-style attacks around Iraq as the battle for Musul continues?