Bomb attack kills two paramilitary fighters in Iraq’s Anbar

A car bomb explosion. File Photo

Anbar ( – Two personnel of the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces were killed Tuesday in a bomb attack in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a local source said.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, the source said that a booby-trapped vehicle exploded Tuesday morning in Barwanah town in Anbar province, leaving two Popular Mobilization Forces personnel dead.

The explosion also wounded another fighter, the source said on condition of anonymity.

He added that a security force rushed to the blast site and started a search operation for other explosives.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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