At least six people were killed and 22 others were wounded in three explosions on Friday, across the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a police source said.
“Two people were killed and nine others were wounded when an improvised explosive device, or IED, exploded near a market in Shaab area, northern Baghdad,” a police officer who wanted to remain anonymous, said.
Another IED blew up leaving one dead and seven wounded in Al-Bayaa area, southern Baghdad.
Meanwhile, three people were killed and six others were wounded in a third IED explosion in Sheikh Omar area, central Baghdad, according to the same source.
No party claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Also, three policemen were killed and six others were wounded in a suicide attack by a truck detonated at a police check point on Friday, in Samarra city located in Saladin province north of Iraq, another security source, who did not want to give his name, said.
Twenty-eight militants from the ISIL were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi air forces on Friday, in a village in northeastern Baqubah city, the capital of eastern Diyala governorate, according to Diyala police chief lieutenant general Jamil Al-Shimari.
“28 ISIL militants including a prominent ISIL leader were killed in airstrikes by Iraqi forces. The airstrikes were based on accurate information provided by the Iraqi intelligence agency and no civilians were hurt in the attack,” Shimari said.
Abo Said, an assistant of ISIL’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led international coalition on Friday in Mosul, the Iraqi intelligence agency said.
Said, whose real name is Shehab Ahmed Hasan Al-Lahibi, was killed in ISIL’s base in Kafaat district in Mosul, northern Iraq.
He was killed in his car which was targeted by the coalition’s airstrikes.
“Al-Lahibi was previously nicknamed Abo Katada when he was a member of Al-Qaeda in Saladin province and later had become an operation commander in ISIL after escaping from Abu Ghraib prison,” the statement said.
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