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Three security personnel injured in bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk

 Three security personnel injured in bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three security personnel were wounded as a bomb blast targeted their patrol, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “Islamic State members attacked one of the checkpoints at Jisr Zegheitoun region in al-Rashad town, southwest of Kirkuk, without casualties reported. While personnel of Hawija Liberation Brigades were on way back to their headquarters, a bomb planted on the road went off leaving three personnel injured.”

“Security troops transferred the injured to Kirkuk hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

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.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

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.

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