Iraqi soldier killed, two wounded in armed attack in northern Baghdad

The photo shows four Iraqi soldiers carrying an injured serviceman, who was wounded in an armed attack in southern Baghdad.

Baghdad ( – An Iraqi soldier was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Al Madar News, the source said that “the Iraqi army launched a military operation in al-Tarmia district in northern Baghdad, during which the troops came under fire from unidentified gunmen.

“The shooting left a soldier dead and two others wounded,” added the source, without giving further details about the perpetrators of the attack.

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.

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