Police conscript killed in armed attack, west of Anbar: Source

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Anbar ( A police conscript was killed in an armed attack, west of Anbar, security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a conscript of the emergency forces in Anbar was killed, last night, in al-Sahliya village, west of Hit, as three unidentified gunmen attacked his house.”

Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the accident scene and conducted investigations.”

On Saturday, a policeman was killed, while two others were injured in a bomb blast, from the remnants of war against Islamic State in Qaim town, west of Anbar.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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