Iraqi police commander killed, two bodyguards injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN

Anbar ( A commander from Anbar police was killed, while two others of his bodyguards were wounded in west of the province, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

In remarks to BasNews, the source from Anbar police said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the international highway at the Kilo 120 region, west of Anbar, went off as Col. Akram al-Fahdawi, commander of the external roads protection division, was passing in a patrol, leaving him killed and two of his bodyguards seriously injured.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “troops headed to the accident spot and combed the region, fearing other bombs that could target security personnel.”

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 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

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