Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in a blast caused by a bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State, northwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Wednesday.
“A bomb went off in Kebeiba village in Dibs town, northwest of Kirkuk,” the source told Baghdad Today website.
The explosion, according to the source, left “a 21-year old man killed.”
In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. However, 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.
A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.
Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.