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Two soldiers injured in Islamic State attack against checkpoint, north of Diyala

A security checkpoint in Diyala


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two soldiers were wounded in an armed attack against a security checkpoint, north of Diyala, a security source from the province said on Friday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a joint security checkpoint at the outskirts of Hawi al-Udhaim region saw, last night, an armed attack by Islamic State, leaving two soldiers injured.”

The situation, according to the source, is under control as the whole region was combed to follow the militants.

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.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

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.

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, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.


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