Baghdad (IraqiNews) A police source informed, on Monday, that Iraqi security forces seized a booby-trapped vehicle in eastern Baghdad, while indicated that the bomb squad is working to dismantle it.
In a press statement, the source said, “Today, security forces discovered a booby-trapped vehicle parked on the roadside, in al-Na’ireya area, in eastern the capital, Baghdad.
“Bomb squad is now working to dismantle it,” the source added on condition of anonymity.
It is noteworthy that Iraq witnessed a surge in violence after the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and the Levant in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across the country and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.