BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Iraqi security forces killed three Islamic State (ISIS) who attacked a military checkpoint in southern Mosul, Sunday, local journalists reported.

According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the Islamic State militants attacked the military checkpoint that was manned by local police in the Wadi al-Hajr area, located in the southern suburbs of Mosul.

The three attackers, the Ministry noted, were killed on the spot by return fire.

On Saturday, parliamentary elections were held in Iraq for the first time since the country was liberated from the Islamic State terrorists. The turnout, according to initial calculations, was 44.52%, with 10.7 million people taking part in the voting.

As stated at the end of voting in the Supreme Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, during the elections, there were no recorded cases of violation of law and order.

It is expected that the official results of the vote will be announced on Sunday evening.

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