Baghdad (IraqiNews) Baghdad Operations Command announced, on Monday, thwarting an attack on the capital using a booby-trapped vehicle.
In a press statement, the Command said that its security forces thwarted a booby-trapped vehicle attack on Abu Gherib Road, west of Baghdad. The attack attempt was launched by the Islamic State group, it added.
Furthermore, the command explained that the booby-trapped vehicle was dismantled, without causing any material or human losses.
It is noteworthy that the Islamic State group “Daesh” are frequently trying to target safe areas in Iraq, using car bombs and explosive belts. However, Iraqi security forces were able to thwart a large number of these attacks and repel many offensives.
The Iraqi capital is witnessing numerous bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians. The attacks escalated since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas.