Three mortar shells fall on agricultural land in Diyala: Official

 Three mortar shells fall on agricultural land in Diyala: Official

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Diyala ( – Three mortar shells fell on an agricultural land in Diyala province with no casualties reported, a local provincial official said on Monday.

According to Awwad al-Rabei, the head of Abu Sayda’s security committee, “the mortar attack was launched late last night on the outskirts of Abu Karma village in Abu Sayda district, 25 km northeast of Baqubah.”

“The attack left no casualties,” al-Rabei said, accusing the Islamic State group of launching the attack.

Earlier in the day, an Iraqi woman was killed in a mortar attack on Abu Sayda district.

In statements to Almaalomah news website, a security source said that a mortar shell fell on an agricultural land in a village in central Abu Sayda district, leaving a woman dead.

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).

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.

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