Two police personnel wounded in bomb blast, west of Anbar

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

Anbar ( Two police personnel were wounded in a bomb blast in west of Anbar, a security source wa quoted saying on Monday.

“A bomb, from the remnants of war against Islamic State members, went off as a police patrol was passing near Akashat region, west of Anbar, leaving two personnel wounded,” the source told BasNews.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added “security troops headed to the accident spot and inspected the region fearing further blasts.”

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

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.

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 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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