Policeman killed, police station chief injured in suicide attack south of Fallujah

A bomb explosion. File photo.

Anbar ( A policeman was killed, while head of police station was injured in a suicide attack, a security source from Anbar police said on Thursday.

“Security troops foiled, early Thursday, a suicide attack against Amiriyat al-Fallujah police station, located in Amiriyat al-Somoud town, south of Fallujah. The bombers were wearing suicide belts and possessing weapons and hand grenades,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that “troops killed one of the attackers, while the other blew himself up, leaving a policeman killed and head of Amiriyat al-Fallujah police station, Col. Aref al-Janabi, injured.”

Amiriyat al-Somoud town is under control of security troops, backed by the tribes.

Iraqi troops were able to a return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s western cities of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate. There has not been an officially-declared military campaign to free those regions, but the province’s military command launched a brief assault early January that managed to recapture some western villages before stopping again.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants.

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