Four Iraqi mobilization members wounded in Diyala blast

The explosion that hits al-Baya’ area today.

Diyala ( Four members of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces were wounded Friday in an explosion that occurred in Diyala province, north of Iraq, local media reported.

Iraqi al-Madar agency quoted a security source saying that the PMF’s intelligence chief in Diyala and three lower-rank elements were wounded in an IED explosion in Diyala’s Saadiya region.

The incident comes a few hours after PMF and army forces launched an operation to clear northeastern Diyala from remnant Islamic State cells.

Iraq announced late 2017 the recapture of all areas under IS control, but security forces continue to hunt for remnant cells of the group at desert areas. The group has since then carried out several attacks against security forces and civilians.


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