Diyala,Iraq – Six paramilitary personnel were killed and injured in a bomb explosion, northeast of Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday, Iraqi News reports.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb, placed by unknown people, went off in the afternoon as a patrol for al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was passing in al-Zor region, northeast of Diyala. One personnel was killed, while five others were injured.”
The wounded were taken to hospital for treatment, while the victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, the source, who preferred anonymity, he added.
Also, in Baghdad an Iraqi civilian was wounded Sunday as a car bomb attack took place in al-Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
“A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device went off in Hor Rajab area in al-Dora neighborhood, south of Baghdad, leaving a civilian wounded,” the source told Iraqi website Alghad Press.
“A security force transferred the wounded into a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was opened into the attack,” the source added.
A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).
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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.