Explosion east of Diyala leaves 5 casualties

Explosion east of Diyala leaves 5 casualties
The aftermath of a bomb blast. File photo.

Diyala ( A local source in Diyala Province revealed that five persons, including a police officer, were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast, east of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.

An improvised explosive device, planted on a roadside exploded, while a vehicle was passing in al-Dainiyah area, east of Baqubah, killing two of the vehicle’s occupants, including a police officer, and wounding three others, the source said.

Security forces rushed to the area of incident, the source added. Ambulances evacuated the bodies to the forensic medicine department, and the wounded to nearby hospitals.

The province of Diyala is frequently attacked, using explosive devices, leaving dozens of civilian casualties.

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