Iraqi policeman killed in bomb attack in Diyala: Source

Security men stand near a site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad

Diyala ( – An Iraqi policeman was killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in northeastern Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A bomb placed on the side of a road went off near al-Makhisa village, 25 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving a policeman killed,” the source was quoted by Baghdad Today as saying.

“A security force rushed to the blast site and transferred the dead body into the forensic medicine department,” added the source.

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).

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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