Three police killed in car bombing in Iraq’s Fallujah

Published April 3rd, 2017 - 11:40 GMT
An Iraqi boy walks by a car with defused bomb in a neighborhood recently secured by Iraqi security forces in western Mosul on April 2, 2017, during the retake of the city from Daesh fighters. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
An Iraqi boy walks by a car with defused bomb in a neighborhood recently secured by Iraqi security forces in western Mosul on April 2, 2017, during the retake of the city from Daesh fighters. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

Three police personnel were killed Monday in a suicide bombing in Iraq’s western city of Fallujah, according to a local military officer. 

A bomber blew up his car at a checkpoint in the city’s western entrance, Army Colonel Walid al-Dulaimi told Anadolu Agency. 

He said seven troops – four police personnel and three army soldiers – were injured in the attack

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing. 

Iraqi forces recaptured Fallujah from Daesh in mid-2016. 

Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since mid-2014, when Daesh overran the northern city of Mosul -- now the target of a wide-ranging army offensive -- and vast swathes of territory in the country’s north and west. 


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