Free Press Journal
  • Pak govt seeks extension of Hafiz Saeed’s detention

    Kirkuk (Iraq) : The Pakistan government on Tuesday sought the extension of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention under the public safety law, two days after withdrawing its application to prolong his house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.

  • Iraqi forces shoot down 48 IS gunmen in Kirkuk

    Kirkuk (Iraq) : Iraqi security forces have killed 48 of the gunmen who stormed parts of Kirkuk in a shock attack claimed by the Islamic State group, the city’s police chief said.

  • Iraqi journalist killed in Kirkuk fighting

    Baghdad :  An Iraqi cameraman was killed  covering a military offensive to wrest the city of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, his channel said. The young reporter was killed “covering the battle” near the village of Al-Shura, south of Mosul, Al Sumaria TV said in a short news flash on its website.

  • 24 killed in multiple IS attacks in Iraq

    Baghdad: At least 24 persons were killed and dozens injured in multiple attacks by Islamic State militants on a police compound and government buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, police said.

  • Juvenile suicide bomber foiled in Kirkuk

    Irbil: A juvenile would be suicide bomber was apprehended in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk before he was able to detonate his explosive belt, Iraqi police said today.

  • Iraqi officials: IS chemical attacks kill child, wound 600

    Baghdad: The Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a three-year-old girl, wounding some 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Iraqi officials said today. “What the Daesh terrorist gangs did in the city of Taza will not go unpunished,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said using an alternative acronym for the IS group during a meeting with village elders in Taza today.

  • Iraq: Gunmen kill prominent Sunni politician in Kirkuk

    Baghdad: A provincial police official says gunmen have shot and killed a prominent Sunni politician in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk. The deputy police chief in the city, Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef, said today that security forces were searching for suspects in the killings of councilman Moahmmed Khalil al-Jubouri and his wife late yesterday.

  • Kurdish forces

    Kurdish forces repel IS attacks in northern Iraq

    Baghdad: Kurdish security forces and US-led coalition aircraft on Monday repelled overnight attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on three villages in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk, a provincial police chief and a medical source told Xinhua news agency. Dozens of IS militants carried out attacks before dawn on positions of Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, in the villages of Mujamaa al-Shahid, Mariyam Beg and Murra, which is located some 30 km

  • Maliki accuses Kurds of hosting jihadists

    Baghdad/United Nations : Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki accused the northern autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday of hosting jihadists spearheading an offensive that has overrun swathes of territory and sparked Iraq’s worst crisis in years, reports AFP.