Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces have killed an Islamic State suicide bomber in al-Tarmia district, north of Baghdad.
According to a statement by the Baghdad Operations Command, the suicide bomber was wearing an explosive belt and carrying grenades.
He was gunned down in al Ghozailia district in Baghdad, the statement read.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.