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Four people wounded in mortar missile in Diyala: Source

Member of the Islamic State group prepares a mortar shell attack.


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four people were wounded as a mortar missile fell at the outskirts of Khanaqin region in Diyala, a security source from the province said on Tuesday.

“A mortar missile fell on Qaya village at the outskirts of Khanaqin, leaving four people of one family wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“All the evidence indicate that Islamic State is behind the accident,” the source added.

On Saturday, six paramilitary personnel were killed and injured in a bomb explosion that targeted their patrol in al-Zor region, northeast of Diyala.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).


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