Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were killed, while four soldiers were wounded by mortar missiles and bomb blasts, northeast of Diyala, local officials were quoted saying on Wednesday.
Speaking to Alghad Press, Wasfi al-Tamimi, head of Qurret Tabah region, said “five mortar missiles fell, late in the night, near a military checkpoint at the outskirts of Sari Tabah village, northeast of Diyala, leaving one soldier injured.”
Moreover, “a bomb went off at the outskirts of the same village after the mortar missiles were shot, which left three soldiers injured,” he added. “The wounded were taken to hospital. Situation is under control.”
In related news, the municipal council of Khanqeen said a man and his wife were killed in a bomb blast, northeast of the province.
“A bomb exploded late on Tuesday while a vehicle, carrying a man and his wife, was passing at the outskirts of Khanqeen, northeast of the province,” Samir Mohamed Nour, head of the council, told Alghad Press.
The blast, according to Nour, “left the man and his wife immediately killed.”
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militant group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.
A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.