Roadside bomb wounds two Iraqi farmers in Diyala

Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a car bomb in New Baghdad, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Diyala ( – Two Iraqi farmers were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in northeastern Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, the source said that a roadside bomb exploded near al-Islah village in Jalawla, 70km northeast of Baqubah, leaving two farmers wounded.

The source, who preferred to be unnamed, added that security forces opened a probe into the attack and the wounded were moved to hospital for treatment.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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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