Three people, including policeman, killed in bomb blast, north of Salahuddin

A bloodstained puddle could be seen on the square after a bomb attack in Baghdad

Salahuddin ( Three people, including a policeman, were killed in a bomb blast, north of Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “a police captain was killed, along with two other employees as a bomb targeted their vehicle at al-Eitha island in Shirqat town, north of Salahuddin.”

The bodies, according to the source, “were transferred to forensic medicine department.”

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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