Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Seven Iraqi policemen were killed and injured Tuesday as a bomb blast targeted their police vehicle in Mosul city, a security official was quoted as saying.
“An explosive charge was remotely detonated, while a police patrol was inside a train station, west of Mosul, killing two policemen and injuring five others,” Captain Zayed Omar told BasNews website.
“Security forces immediately rushed to the blast site and carried the bodies of the two officers to the forensic medicine department, while the wounded were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” added Omar.
Earlier in the day, a SWAT officer was killed while another was injured after two bombs went off sequentially while a police vehicle was passing by al-Mokhisa village on the outskirts of Abu Saida district in Diyala.”
According to the latest casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed and another 177 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March.
In its monthly statement released earlier this month, the UN agency said the number of civilians killed, excluding police, was 84, while 164 others were injured.
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 124 civilian casualties (33 killed, 91 injured), followed by Salahuddin with 12 killed and 26 injured, and Anbar with 11 killed and 22 injured.
Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, the Islamic State group is expected to be behind many.