IED blast kills civilian, wounds another east of Diyala

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Diyala ( A civilian was killed, while another was wounded as an IED exploded east of Diyala province, a local source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb placed under a vehicle at a popular market in Mendali town, east of Baqubah, exploded in the morning, killing a civilian and injuring another.”

“An ambulance transferred the victim to the forensic medicine department and took the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment, the source added indicating investigations on the accident.

On Tuesday, a family of five members, including children, on board of a vehicle were killed as a bomb exploded on an abandoned road linking between al-Assaf and Omar Manda villages at the outskirts of Qurret Tabbah, northeast of Diyala.

Attacks launched by IS militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town. Several regions were freed in wide-scale military operations launched by army troops, backed by the U.S.-led coalition.

More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

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