Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four members of one family were wounded in a bomb blast that occurred northeast of Diyala, a local official from the province said on Friday.
“A bomb exploded near Ali Saray village, leaving four civilians, including three women, from one family wounded,” Raheem Aziz, head of Qurret Tabah provincial council, told AlSumaria News.
“Security troops arrived at the accident spot and transferred the injured to the hospital for treatment,” he added.
Attacks launched by Islamic State militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.
IS holds pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, posing threats to the liberated regions.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths.