Iraqi Interior Ministry mourns two policemen killed, northeast of Diyala

Federal police forces. File photo

Baghdad ( The Iraqi Interior Ministry has mourned two officers, who were killed while on duty, northeast of Diyala province.

In a press release, the ministry said “officers of the federal investigations and intelligence agency, within the ministry, still do their best for the sake of Iraq. Today we mourn Lt.Gen.Hussein Mohamed Ebeid and policeman Abdullah Kazem Jasim.”

The statement added that they were killed while being on duty near Hamrin mountains, northeast of Diyala.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).

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.

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.

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