USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
World
Home / World / Middle East

Suicide car bomb kills 8 at checkpoint in western Iraq

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-08-29 17:20

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomb killed eight and wounded 16 others in Iraq's western province of Anbar Wednesday, a provincial security source said.

The suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a checkpoint managed by Iraqi soldiers and local Sunni tribal fighters in the early morning at the southern entrance of al-Qaim, a former Islamic State (IS) stronghold on Anbar's borders with Syria, Major Subhi Ibrahim from Anbar's Operations Command told Xinhua.

In December 2017, Iraq officially declared full liberation of Iraq from IS militants after Iraqi forces recaptured all the areas once seized by the extremist group, including the border areas and desert in western Iraq.

However, militant remnants regrouped in urban and rugged areas, carrying out attacks against security forces and civilians despite operations from time to time to hunt them down.

Most Viewed in 24 Hours
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US