An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group militant blew up an explosive-laden bulldozer near Haditha, killing seven Iraqi soldiers in one of a wave of bomb attacks on the northwestern town on Monday, a police source said.
Haditha and its nearby dam lie in one of the few parts of the huge western province of Anbar still under the control of Iraq’s Shiite-led government forces, which were driven out of the provincial capital Ramadi in May.
Security services said they fired on and destroyed four other vehicles believed to be rigged with explosives near the town, before they could reach their targets. The coordinated assault reflected an escalation of ISIS operations in the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر