IS bomb maker passes away while manufacturing explosives in Diyala

Islamic State fighters

Diyala ( – An Islamic State bomb maker lost his life Monday while trying to manufacture explosive charges in Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

“The IS bomb expert, codenamed as Abu Moaaz, was one of the most dangerous terrorists and he was wanted on several terror charges,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

He lost his life while trying to manufacture explosive charges in al-Waqf basin, 25 km northeast of Baqubah.

Abu Moaaz was implicated in making bombs, which left several policemen and civilians dead over the past months.

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.

The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.

Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.

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