4 Dead in Iraq's Diyala After Spate of Attacks

Published July 25th, 2018 - 05:18 GMT
An Iraqi man stands next to the wreckage of cars in the aftermath of a massive suicide car bomb attack. (AFP)
An Iraqi man stands next to the wreckage of cars in the aftermath of a massive suicide car bomb attack. (AFP)

Four Iraqi civilians were killed in a spate of attacks in the eastern Diyala province on Wednesday, according to a local police officer.

An explosive device exploded in Hawd al-Waqf town, east of the provincial capital Baquba, killing one person, police captain Habib al-Shimari said.

Gunmen also shot dead two more civilians in the same town, he said.

An Iraqi farmer was also killed and another was abducted by unidentified gunmen north of Baquba, according to the same source.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks, but al-Shimari suggested that the Daesh terrorist group was likely behind the violence.

Last December, officials in Baghdad declared that Daesh's military presence in the country had been all but destroyed. The group, however, still appears to maintain a limited presence in northern and western Iraq. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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