Three people injured in suicide attack in Anbar

Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a bomb attack in the city of Kerbala, Iraq June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Anbar ( Three people were wounded in a suicide attack in Fallujah city in Anbar, a paramilitary official was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, Col. Salah al-Eissawi, commander of mobilizations troops at Amiriyat al-Somoud region, south of Fallujah, said “a suicide attacker on a motorbike blew himself up before the arrival of police patrol. Three civilians were injured.”

Troops, according to Eissawi, “cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the injured to hospital for treatment.”

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.

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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