Seven people killed in Baghdad explosions

Police officer says seven people died and 23 others were injured in multiple explosions in Baghdad

Seven people killed in Baghdad explosions

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Seven people lost their lives and 23 others were injured, including two soldiers, on Thursday in multiple explosions that rocked Baghdad, police said.

Two improvised explosive devices simultaneously targeted a military convoy in al-Rashidiyah area in northern Baghdad. Two soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in the attack, a police captain told.

Two people were killed and 11 others were injured when an improvised bomb exploded in al-Kazemiyah town in northern Baghdad, police said.

Another improvised device exploded near a market place in al-Nahrawan area in southeastern Baghdad. Three people were killed and seven others were wounded.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had lifted Baghdad’s eight-year curfew on Feb. 7, citing improved security conditions.

ISIL losing ground 

 ISIL withdrew Thursday from the Kayyara military airbase southeast of Mosul, police said.

The air base was used by ISIL as a main stronghold in northern Iraq and was previously known as Saddam’s air base.

The air base, which is located around 60 kilometers south of Mosul and 150 kilometers north of Tikrit, was targeted at the end of February by the U.S-led international coalition.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Mart 2015, 16:46