Iraq: Suicide bomber targets governor’s home in Fallujah

Published March 26th, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraq soldiers reach the boundary of Fallujah, on May 28, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/File)
Iraq soldiers reach the boundary of Fallujah, on May 28, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/File)

A suicide bomber has blown himself up inside the house of a local official in the city of Fallujah in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, according to a police official on Sunday.

"A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt managed on Sunday morning to break into the house of the governor of the district of Amriya Al-Samoud, Faisal al-Issawi and detonated himself close to him," the captain of Anbar police Ahmed al-Dulaimi told Anadolu Agency.

Al-Issawi was injured in the attack and taken to hospital, he said, giving no details on his health condition.

While no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, the authorities typically blame such attacks on Daesh, which in mid-2014 captured large areas of northern and western Iraq.


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