Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, northwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Sunday.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb went off targeting a vehicle carrying four people in Hetteen region, near police station in al-Dibs town, northwest of Kirkuk, leaving them injured.”
“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene, while the ambulances transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.
Thousands of Islamic State 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, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.
In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.