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Three paramilitary personnel wounded in bomb blast, east of Salahuddin

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


Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Three paramilitary personnel were wounded in a bomb blast that targeted their patrol, east of Salahuddin province, a security source said on Friday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said troops “were in an operation between Bastamli and Bir Ahmed villages in Tuz Khurmatu, when a bomb blast occurred leaving three personnel wounded.”

The injured were taken to hospital for treatment, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Last week, two PMFs personnel were killed and four others injured in an armed confrontation with Islamic State militants in al-Farhatia district, southwest of Samarra. Scores of Islamic State militants were killed and wounded.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

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 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, 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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