Baghdad, IRAQ – An Iraqi civilian was blown to pieces Monday in a terrorist attack in northern Baghdad, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks that target Iraqi civilians and security forces on almost a daily basis, a security source was quoted as saying.
“A sticky bomb fixed into a car went off in al-Tarmia district in northern Baghdad, leaving the car’s driver killed,” the source told Alghad Press.
The body was carried to the forensic medicine department, while security forces opened a probe into the incident, Iraqi News reports.
Meanwhile Iraqi fighter jets bombed the houses of twelve Islamic State members, including a prominent leader, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Friday.
“Federal police troops, backed by army jets, started operations to target the terrorists havens, southwest of Kirkuk,” the source told AlSumaria News. “The troops destroyed, in the evening, six rest houses of ISIS and killed four militants in al-Rashad town.”
The army jets, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “targeted one of the havens near al-Zab region, west of Kirkuk, leaving eight militants, including a prominent leader, killed.”
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.