Three ISIS fighters were found killed by wild boars in the dense reeds in Iraq’s al-Rashad region near Kirkuk, while they were planning an ambush on a local Iraqi tribe opposing the jihadists’ group.

The news was first announced by the  local Iraqi news site Al-Sumeria and was later confirmed by officials. According to Brigadier Azad Jelal, the deputy head of the Kurdish intelligence service in Kirkuk

“Three fighters from ISIL were near the Peshmerga checkpoint in al-Rashad. They met some feral boars and the boars killed the three fighters. Some refugees saw the bodies on the edge of a farm when they were fleeing and they told us. A few days later ISIL started to kill pigs around the area.”

It is reported that at least 8 ISIS militants were hiding in the bushes in the region and planning an attack on the local anti-ISIS tribesmen, when a herd of wild boars attacked them and killed three of the jihadists on Sunday. Most probably the ISIS fighters had disturbed the animals, which caused the attack. The bodies of the killed were found by refugees fleeing the violence of the war.

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