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Six security personnel killed in bomb, car explosion, southwest of Kirkuk

A car bomb explosion. File Photo


Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three tribal mobilization fighters have been wounded in a bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “a bomb explosion took place in al-Riyad region in Hawija town, southwest of Kirkuk, targeting a tribal fighters patrol.”

Three fighters were injured, the source added.

Earlier today, news reports said two Federal Police personnel were killed, while a third was injured as a booby-trapped vehicle, driven by a suicide attacker, exploded targeting a security checkpoint, southwest of the province.

“A booby-trapped car, driven by a a suicide bomber, wearing the uniform of Federal Police, exploded targeting a checkpoint at the entrance of al-Abbassi region in Hawija, leaving two personnel killed and a third wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Security troops cordoned off the explosion scene and prevented approach. The two victims were transferred to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).


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