IS claims was involved in Kalmunai clash

The Islamic State group has claimed three of the militants were killed in a shootout with police in Kalmunai.

In a statement published early Sunday by the extremists’ Aamaq news agency, IS gave their noms du guerre as Abu Hammad, Abu Sufyan and Abu al-Qa’qa, the Associated Press reported.

It says they opened fire with automatic weapons and “after exhausting their ammunition, detonated on them their explosive belts.”