Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Head of the Security Committee in Abu Saida Council, in Diyala Province, Awad al-Rabiei, revealed on Sunday, that an army officer was killed and three soldiers were injured in the explosion of a booby-trapped Islamic State’s flag, northeast of Baqubah.
Rabiei said in a press statement, “A booby-trapped Islamic State’s flag, placed near al-Rashedeen school in Abu Karma village, exploded today, after an army patrol arrived in the area, killing an army officer and wounding three soldiers.”
“The orchards of Abu Karma and nearby villages became a hideout for extremist groups,” he added. “An extensive military operation is needed to eliminate terrorism in the area,” he explained.
Earlier today, the Islamic State raised its flag over a school in a village in Abu Saida, northeast of Baqubah in Diyala province.