Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, another person was injured due to a bomb blast that occurred on Saturday in a village located in Abu Sayda town, in Diyala province, official
“An IED,planted in a garden, in abu Karma village, northeast of Diyala, exploded in the morning,” Awwad al-Rubaie, a member of the security committee at Diyala province, told Al-Ghad Press.
“The blast left one killed and another one wounded,” he added.
Rubaie urged security troops to comb Abu Karma and Mekheisa villages in search for other bombs or terrorists.
Islamic State is currently sustaining losses in personnel and ground in face of Iraqi security forces which, supported by U.S.-led international troops and local paramilitaries, have been fighting IS out of the city of Mosul, the group’s largest bastion in Iraq.
According to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), 1115 civilians were killed in violence during March.
Violence surged in Iraq with the emergence of the Islamic State in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled “Islamic Caliphate”. The group’s reign took on an increased civilian toll that added to killings occurring since the U.S. invasion in 2003.