3 killed in explosion north of Baghdad: Iraq’s military

BAGHDAD: Three members of Iraqi security forces were killed in an explosion in the north Badda on Wednesday, Iraqthe military said.
Employees were killed when an explosive device exploded during a security operation in khan area of ​​Tarmiyah district. A commander of the 59th Infantry Brigade and two others were killed, an army statement said.
Lieutenant-General Qais al-MuhammadawiThe statement added that the commander of Iraq’s ground forces would lead an investigation in the area into the cause of the explosion.
The culprit was not immediately known.
Tarmiyah district has seen numerous attacks by the Islamic State group since Iraqi security forces with the support of the US-led coalition drove the group out in a military operation.
IS controls territory in Iraq and Syria was crushed by the years-long campaign, but the insurgents carried out attacks that killed scores of Iraqis and Syrians.
In Iraq, militants have successfully exploited security holes in a swath of territory in the north due to the ongoing dispute between Baghdad and Irbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region in Iraq. .
Iraqi security forces have been ambushed or targeted by improvised explosive devices.


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