Armed attack on al-Hashd al-Ashaeri checkpoint near Baghdad, 3 casualties

Armed attack on al-Hashd al-Ashaeri checkpoint near Baghdad, 3 casualties
Hand grenade. Representational photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A police source informed that a member of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri was killed, while two others were wounded in an armed attack, south of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

Unidentified gunmen threw a hand grenade on a checkpoint belonging to al-Hashd al-Ashaeri in al-Taqa area in al-Rasheed vicinity, south of Baghdad, killing one of al-Hashd members and wounding two others, the source said.

Google Maps view of al-Rasheed area, south of Baghdad (highlighted in red).

Security forces arrived immediately in the area of incident, and transferred the body to the forensic medicine department and the wounded to a nearby hospital, the source added on condition of anonymity.

The capital, Baghdad, is frequently witnessing a surge of violence and several suicide attacks, in addition to separate attacks that target civilians and security members.


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