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Bomb explosion rocks Iraq’s Diyala, leaves casualties from one family

A bomb explosion in Iraq. File photo

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Four Iraqi people from the same family were killed and wounded when a bomb blast hit Diyala governorate Wednesday, a local official was quoted as saying.

Mohammed Deifan al-Obeidi, the head of al-Azeem’s provincial council, told Alghad Press that, “An explosive charge went off while a car carrying a local family was passing on an agriculture road on the outskirts of Albu Daan village, northeast of al-Azeem district.” “The explosion left a woman dead and three others wounded.”

“All the casualties were found to be from one family,” al-Obeidi pointed out. “The slain woman was moved to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.



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