Bomb blast kills senior Iraqi militia leader

The aftermath of a car bomb explosion.
The aftermath of a car bomb explosion.

( DIYALA – Muqdadiyah District Council announced that one al-Hashd al-Ashaeri leader was killed in a blast that was targeted at his vehicle northeast of Baqubah.

The Head of the security committee in Muqdadiyah Ali al-Madi in a statement issued to the media said, “An improvised explosive device exploded at noon today. The blast was carried out targeting the vehicle of Sami al-Hassan- a leader of al-Hashd al-Ashaeri- while it was passing through al-Jazeera in northern Muqdadiyah, 35 km northeast of Baqubah. Hassan was killed on the spot.”

“Security forces rushed to the blast area and transferred the dead body to the forensic department in al-Zahraa General Hospital in Muqdadiyah and initiated a probe of the incident.”

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