Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while another was wounded in an explosion caused by a bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State, west of Anbar, near borders with Syria, a security source from the province said on Thursday.
“A bomb, from the remnants of war against Islamic State, went off as number of civilians were passing near al-Rummana region, in Qaim town, west of Anbar, near borders with Syria. A civilian was killed, while another was injured,” the source told BasNews website.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added “security troops headed to the accident spot and inspected the region fearing other blasts that could target civilians and security personnel.”
The border regions, according to the source, including Qaim, Rutba, al-Karabla and al-Rummana “were dominated by Islamic State members, who planted hundreds of explosives, which are not totally revealed due to difficulty to locate them.”
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 was the worst affected province, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).