Two Iraqi soldiers wounded after bomb explosion in Diyala

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital’s eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq.

Diyala ( – An Iraqi security source said on Wednesday that two soldiers were wounded after a house explosion in Miqdadiyah district, northeast of Diyala.

“A booby-trapped house exploded in Bablan village, in Miqdadiyah, while a security force was inside, leaving two soldiers wounded,” the source told the privately-owned Alghad Press website.

The wounded soldiers were moved to hospital, suffering from severe wounds, the source added.

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.

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