Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded Monday in a bomb attack in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.
Speaking to Iraqi website Alghad Press, the source said that a roadside bomb targeted an army patrol at al-Nada village in Balad Ruz district, Diyala, leaving two soldiers wounded.
“The injured soldiers were moved to hospital for treatment,” the source said, adding that the blast site was sealed off and a probe was launched to identify perpetrators of the bomb attack.
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.