Three army soldiers wounded in bomb blast, west of Anbar

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Anbar ( Three soldiers were wounded in a bomb blast, which targeted their patrol in west of Anbar, a security source from the province said on Friday.

In brief remarks to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Bakr district in Hit city, while an army patrol was passing, leaving three soldiers wounded.”

The wounded, according to the source, “were transferred to hospital for treatment. Troops cordoned off the blast scene and conducted investigations.”

On Thursday, a commander from Anbar police was killed, while two others of his bodyguards were wounded as a bomb, placed on the side of the international highway at the Kilo 120 region in west of the province, went off.

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).

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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