Three Islamic State fighters were killed and five more were injured Sunday by an ambush of stampeding wild boars in northern Iraq, according to local leaders.
Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, a chief of the local Ubaid tribe and supervisor of anti-ISIS forces in the area, told the Times of London that the militants were setting up an ambush on the edge of a field about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk. The group was planning to attack a band of local tribesmen who had fled from the ISIS-controlled town of Hawija, which the jihadists seized in mid-2014.
Three militants were reportedly killed and five more were injured. Al-Assi said the group of eight likely disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area and apparently mauled the fighters.
According to Al-Assi, the militants had summarily executed 25 people fleeing the Islamic State’s territory in the three days before the boar attack.
Originally published by the Washington Free Beacon.