Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) – A member of the Tribal Mobilization Forces was killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast in Salahuddin province, a security source was quoted as saying.
“An explosive charge targeted a vehicle carrying fighters of the Tribal Mobilization Forces in the eastern coast of al-Shirqat district in Salahuddin,” the source told Mawazin News website.
“The explosion left a tribal fighter dead and two others wounded,” the source noted, adding that a security force transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine department while the wounded were moved a nearby hospital for treatment.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).