The Peshmerga forces managed to defeat the Islamic State (IS) militants killing and injuring scores of them in the town of Tel Kaif, north of Mosul, Tuesday night.
A Peshmerga source told Waar that IS militants attacked a medicine factory last night and they were repelled by Peshmerga.
He added that the fighting went on until today morning.
Three Peshmerga forces, one with major military rank, have been kidnapped by IS militants.
According to BasNews, large numbers of the Peshmerga forces have been deployed to the town to control the area and search for the captured Peshmergas.