Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two Iraqi farmers were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast outside a garden in Baqubah, the capital of Iraq’s Diyala province, a local official was quoted as saying.
“A bomb left outside a garden in al-Abbara district, in northeastern Baqubah, went off, leaving two farmers wounded,” Iraqi website Mawazin News quoted Adnan Ghasban, the head of al-Abbara municipal council, as saying.
“The wounded were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” Ghasban said, adding that a probe was opened into the bomb attack.
Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.