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Two security men wounded as bomb blast rocks Iraq’s Diyala

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


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two security men were wounded Thursday when a bomb exploded in the Iraqi province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Mawazin News website, the source said that an explosive charge went off at al-Islah village, Jalawla, in northeastern Diyala.

According to the source, the bomb attack “left two security men wounded.”

The security forces found another bomb at the scene but they managed to detonate it remotely, the source added.

Earlier in the day, an explosive charge targeted a bus carrying schoolboys in a village in al-Shura district, south of Mosul, leaving four students dead and seven others wounded.

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 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 105 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).


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