Bomb blast wounds two Iraqi soldiers in Diyala province

Security men stand near a site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad. File photo

Diyala ( – Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source said.

“An explosive charge went off on the outskirts of al-Abbara, northeast of Baqubah, leaving two army soldiers wounded,” the source told the privately-owned Alghad Press news website.

“The wounded soldiers were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was launched into the bomb attack,” the source added.

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.


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