Three security personnel killed in bomb blast in Salahuddin: Source

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

Salahuddin ( Three security personnel of the pr-government paramilitary troops were killed in a bomb blast in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Friday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “three personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) were killed as a bomb went off in Tikrit, near al-Therthar lake in Salahuddin.”

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 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

Thousands of 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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