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Two Palestinians wounded as mortar missile shot in Iraq’s Diyala

Mortar shelling. File photo.


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two Palestinian were wounded as a mortar missile was fired in Diyala, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “a mortar missile fell, today, on one of the farms in Khan Bani Saad region in Diyala.”

The missile, according to the source, “left two people, who were near the accident scene, profoundly wounded.”

Security troops transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, the source added.

Violence left 174 Iraqis dead and wounded throughout the month of October, according to a monthly toll released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, 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.

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.


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