Police personnel, driver injured in bomb blast, north of Babel

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad ( A Federal Police personnel and his driver were injured as a bomb blast took place, north of Babel province, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb went off targeting a patrol for Federal Police in al-Owaisat region in Jurf-ul Nasar, leaving a police captain and his driver injured.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the injured to hospital for treatment.”

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.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

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