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Civilian killed, another injured in armed attack, west of Anbar

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Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed and another was injured in an armed attack carried out, west of Anbar province, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to BasNews, the source said “armed militants attacked a house in Qaim town, located on borders with Syria, which left a civilian killed and another wounded, who was then taken to hospital for treatment.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “began an operation to look for the perpetrators who managed to escape to unknown destination.”

The source added that ‘terrorist motivations’ could be behind the attack.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured)

In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.



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