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Wild Boars Kill Three ISIS Members In Raid

A herd of wild boars assaulted an Islamic State position Sunday, killing at least three of the terrorists and injuring another five.

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The ferocious beasts attacked the ISIS fighters as they were preparing an ambush in a reed field approximately 55 miles southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq, a local sheikh told The Times of London. The ISIS fighters were preparing a surprise attack on a group of local tribesmen who had formed an anti-ISIS militia in the nearby Hamrin mountains.

Unfortunately for the boars, ISIS later “took revenge at the pigs that attacked the farmland,” a source told Alsumaria news.

Wild boars, called a sounder when in a group, are known for their ferocity, particularly in herds.

“Experienced hunters say that wild boar can be even more dangerous to hunt than a bear,” according to an article by Hunter Course, a hunting safety website. “Equipped with thick, razor-sharp tusks, and a razor-sharp mind, a wild board can weigh a staggering 660 lbs. and exhibit extremely aggressive and unpredictable behavior.”

Hunter Course warned that a wounded boar will sometimes bait a hunter into the bush where its herd will lie in wait. The boars will then encircle an unsuspecting person, and attack from the rear.

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