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Two security personnel wounded in bomb blast near Iraqi-Saudi borders

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN


Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A security source from Anbar said two border guards were injured in a blast near the Iraqi-Saudi borders.

“A bomb, from the war remnants of Islamic State, exploded today against a border guards patrol near the borders between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, leaving two personnel wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“The patrol was on a surveillance mission,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added saying that the wounded were transferred to hospital for treatment.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 injured.

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.

Thousands of IS 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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