IS mortar attack on soccer field kills 6 in Iraq
<p> Police in <a href="" id="_ap_link_Iraq_Iraq_" target="_blank">Iraq</a> say Islamic State militants have fired mortar rounds at a <a href="" id="_ap_link_soccer_Soccer_" target="_blank">soccer</a> field near a Shiite shrine, killing six civilians and wounding nine others.</p> <p> The attack occurred late Saturday in the village of Daquq, in Iraq's northern Kirkuk province, as people were exercising.</p> <amp-ad width=330 height=215 class="amp-ad" layout=responsive type="yieldmo" data-ymid="1371669105708743004"> </amp-ad><p> Police officials confirmed the attack, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.</p> <p> The area of the attack, southeast of the city of Kirkuk, is controlled by <a href="" id="_ap_link_Iran_Iran_" target="_blank">Iran</a>-supported militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.</p> <p> IS, which once ruled a self-styled Islamic caliphate sprawling across Iraq and <a href="" id="_ap_link_Syria_Syria_" target="_blank">Syria</a>, no longer controls territory in either country but has continued to stage sporadic attacks.</p>