Booby trap bomb leaves over two dozen civilians dead in Iraqi house


More than two dozen civilians have lost their lives when a house rigged with explosives blew up in Iraq’s embattled western province of Anbar as government troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, are engaged in a large-scale military operation to dislodge the remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from their hideouts in the desert in northern Iraq.

The Deputy Governor of Rawah, Hussain Ali, told Arabic-language Baghdad Today news agency on Friday that 25 people were killed by a “house-borne improvised explosive device” in the recently-liberated Rawah town.

He added that local authorities have called upon the central government in Baghdad as well as provincial officials to dispatch bomb disposal units to the area as the number of explosive devices left by Daesh Takfiris is very high.

Ali further noted that internally displaced families cannot be repatriated to Rawah since many districts are still infested with hidden bombs and military ordnance.


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