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Bomb blast kills, wounds 5 elements of army patrol south of Baghdad

The ruins of a vehicle of an army patrol caused by a car bomb. Archival photo.
The ruins of a vehicle of an army patrol caused by a car bomb. Archival photo.


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Friday, that five elements of the army had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast that targeted their patrol south of Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “An [improvised] explosive device (IED) went off targeting a patrol for the Iraqi army while passing in the vicinity of al-Latifiya, south of Baghdad, resulted in the killing of one of its elements and wounded four others, in addition to causing material damage to the patrol vehicle.”

The source, who requested to remain anonymous, added, “Ambulances rushed to the scene and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while a security force imposed a cordon around the area of the incident and prevented approaching it.”


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