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4 soldiers killed in an explosion during a raid process of a mosque south of Baghdad

Improvised explosive device explosion. Archival photo.
Improvised explosive device explosion. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the police announced on Thursday, that four soldiers were killed in an improvised explosive device explosion, during a raid and search process of a mosque south of Baghdad.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “this evening, an improvised explosive device exploded inside a mosque in the village of Sayed Abdullah in Mahmudiya district south of Baghdad as a military force belonging to the 17th Division was implementing a raid operation of the mosque; the explosion killed four soldiers,” pointing out that, “Intelligence had been received in advance about the presence of munitions and weapons inside the mosque.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added: “Elements of the force transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the scene and prevented approaching it in anticipation of the presence of other explosive devices.”



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