Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Islamic State terrorist was killed Tuesday while trying to plant a bomb in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source said.
Speaking to the privately-owned Baghdad Today news website, the source said that the explosion took place near Imam Weis area, some 64 km northeast of Baqubah.
The terrorist’s body was torn into pieces as a result of the bomb explosion, the source added.
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.