Bomb explosion in western Baghdad, five casualties reported

Iraqi police at the site of a car blast. Archival photo.
Iraqi police at the site of a car blast. Archival photo.

( Baghdad – Ministry of Interior on Thursday informed about the casualties received by five (5) al-Hashd al-Shaabi members when an improvised explosive device exploded in western Baghdad

Informing about the incident, a source from the ministry said, “An improvised explosive device, which was targeted on a al-Hashd al-Shaabi patrol, exploded today morning while the patrolling party was passing through Abu Gharib district in western Baghdad. In the blast a member of the patrolling party was killed while four others were severely injured. The patrolling vehicle was also damaged in the blast.”

Adding further the source informed, “Security forces rushed to the blast area and carried off the injured to a nearby hospital. The body of the deceased was sent to the forensics. The forces further launched a search operation to nab the perpetrators involved with the explosion.”

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