ISIS ambush Shiite militiamen near Makhmour, killing 6

Six fighters from the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi militias were killed and 31 injured in an Islamic State (ISIS) ambush in Makhmour on Wednesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed.

Hashd al-Shaabi forces were attacked by ISIS fighters Wednesday evening near Mosul city,” Ali Husseini, spokesperson for the paramilitary’s northern branch, told Rudaw.

The Hashd fighters were traveling in a bus on their way from Mosul to Kirkuk.

Those injured are being treated in hospital.