Farmer wounded in roadside bomb attack in Diyala

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Diyala ( An Iraqi farmer was injured Thursday in a roadside bomb attack in Baqubah city, Diyala, a local source told Alsumaria News.

“An explosive charge planted on the side of an agricultural road south of Miqdadiyah city, Baqubah, went off, while a vehicle driven by a farmer was passing by the area,” the source, who preferred to remain unnamed, said.

“The bomb explosion left the farmer injured and the vehicle destroyed,” the source said, adding that a probe was launched into the attack.

Last week, infighting was reported among leader of Islamic State in several regions in Diyala, including Hamreen, Waqf basin, al-Zour and al-Nada basin, with each leader seeking dominating the whole group.

“IS cells in Diyala disappeared after their military presence is eliminated. Only sporadic cells are there,” Sadiq al-Husseini, the head of the security committee of Diyala provincial council, said.

On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

The war against IS has displaced at least five million people. Thousands others fled towards neighboring countries including Syria, Turkey and other European countries, since IS emerged to proclaim its self-styled “caliphate”.

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