Blasts kill at least 10 in Iraq

The ISIL militants pursue their deadly attacks in Iraq

Blasts kill at least 10 in Iraq

World Bulletin/News Desk

At least 10 people, including eight soldiers, were killed and 37 others were injured Monday in two blasts in Iraq.

At least eight soldiers were killed and 17 people injured in southern Baghdad after a bomber blew himself up, according to Iraqi security officials.

Security sources told Anadolu Agency that the ISIL militants exploded a military car in Ceref es-Sahr, in southern Baghdad, an area controlled by the Iraqi army.

The ISIL took the responsibility for the attack in a statement published on Twitter.

The Iraqi army has not made an official statement yet.

Separately, a bomb-laden motorcycle killed two and injured 20 in Tuzhurmatu district of Salah ad Din Province.

The Tuzhurmatu district governor Shellah Abdul told Anadolu Agency that the motorcycle bomb, parked at the entrance of a market, in the center of the district, was exploded by remote control. No organization has yet to take the responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, severe fighting between Kurdish armed forces, known as peshmerga, and ISIL militants took place in the southern parts of the city of Kirkuk.

The fighting pitting the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga forces against ISIL militants has been ongoing in Iraq since mid-June, when the group took control of Mosul, the second largest city in the country. It is now in control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. is leading an international coalition, which includes France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, among others, and has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

According to the UN, an estimated 1.8 million citizens have been internally displaced this year throughout Iraq. 

Last Mod: 27 Ekim 2014, 23:49
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