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Policeman killed, another injured in bomb blast, south of Diyala

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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was killed, while another was injured in a bomb blast, south of Diyala, a security source from the province said on Sunday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the agricultural road, south of Bahraz, went off targeting a police patrol, leaving one personnel killed and another injured.”

Investigations were conducted, the source added.

Earlier today, a security personnel was killed in confrontations between Iraqi security troops and Islamic State militants, at the outskirts of Bahraz.

Seven members of one family were killed, late on Thursday, in a fake checkpoint set by Islamic State, on their way back from a wedding ceremony, south of Diyala to Baghdad.

Several officials had warned against security failure on Al-Nahrawan old road, which links between Baghdad and Diyala.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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.


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