Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Four Iraqi soldiers were killed in a bomb blast, north of Salahuddin province,a security source said on Saturday.
Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “a bomb went off, today, targeting a vehicle carrying four conscripts on board as they were trying to repel the attack against al-Hakna village in Shirqat, which left all the personnel killed.”
The victims, according to the source, “were transferred to forensic medicine department.”
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.
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.