Media: the patrol of the Iraqi army was blown up by explosives

Soldiers of the Iraqi army. Archive photo

Patrol the Iraqi army was blown up by an explosive device in Diyala province in Eastern Iraq, as a result, one soldier was killed and two were injured, the Agency Shafaq citing a source in the security of the province.

“One soldier was killed and two others injured in the explosion of a military patrol on the explosive device in the area of al-Bagat between counties Bohras and Kanaan 20 kilometres South-West of the (city) of Baquba,” said the source.

In late 2017, the Iraqi government has declared victory over the terrorist group “Islamic state”* in the country, however, the Iraqi army, backed by units of the people’s militia continued to sweep from fighters and operations to identify dormant cells of terrorist groups in some areas.

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