Woman killed, husband, daughter injured in booby-trapped house in Anbar

Aftermath of booby-trapped car explosion in east of Baghdad

Anbar ( A woman was killed, while her husband and daughter were injured as a booby-trapped house exploded in Anbar province, an official was quoted saying on Monday.

“ A booby-trapped house exploded today as the family living in it returned back in al Butaya village, east of Karma town,” Aref al-Shaalan, member of the town council, told AlSumaria News.

“The explosion occurred as the family cleaned the house,” he added.

Security troops and tribes are in control of Karma region, which was liberated in early 2016, however, occasional explosions of booby-trapped houses take place.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

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