Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two Iraqi policemen were killed Tuesday in a bomb blast in northern Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.
“An explosive charge went off at an agricultural land in Youssef Bek village, west of Khanaqin town, in Diyala, leaving two policemen dead,” the source told Shafaq News website.
The source added that the bomb blast left four civilians wounded as well.
“The security forces cordoned off the blast site and carried the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while the wounded were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source noted.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
A total of 41 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 73 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Baghdad was the most affected governorat, with 55 civilian casualties (23 killed, 32 injured), followed by Nineveh (08 killed and 19 injured) and Anbar (04 killed and 15 injured).
The latest figures are the lowest to be recorded by UNAMI since it began counting the casualties in November 2012.