Bomb attack kills Iraqi farmer in Diyala

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital’s eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq.(AP Photo)

Diyala ( – An Iraqi farmer was killed Tuesday in a bomb explosion in Diyala’s provincial capital city of Baquba, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off Tuesday at a garden on the outskirts of al-Mokhisa village, 23 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving a farmer killed,” the source told Baghdad Today news website.

The security forces launched a probe into the incident, he added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

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