Kurdish Peshmerga fighters surround extremists inside a hotel near police headquarters in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Kurdish troops and the city’s security force have been trying to rout the IS group. Three gunmen subsequently took positions inside the hotel, located in the city center, triggering a firefight with the Kurds and the police. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)
BAGHDAD – The United Nations mission to Iraq says violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January.