Three Iraqi army soldiers killed, injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar

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Anbar ( Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed and injured in a bomb blast, west of Anbar, a security source said on Tuesday.

“A bomb went off south of Qaim town, Anbar, on Tuesday,” the source told BasNews. “The blast left Col. Ahmed al-Lamy of the army’s eighth division, killed, and two others soldiers injured.”

On Monday, a civilian was killed and another was injured as armed militants attacked a house in Qaim town, located on borders with Syria.

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.

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.

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