Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A security personnel has been killed in confrontation between Iraqi security troops and Islamic State militants, south of Diyala, local source from the province said on Sunday.
Speaking to Alghad Press, the sources said, “security troops are in clashes at the meantime against Islamic State cells in the vicinity of Jawad al-Bashu village, at the outskirts of Bahraz town, south of Diyala.”
The confrontations, according to the source, “are still ongoing. Addition security personnel headed to reinforce other troops there.”
The clashes “left a security personnel killed,” the source said, adding the losses among Islamic State is still unknown.
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.