An Iraqi border guard was killed Sunday in a bomb blast in Diyala, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks by ISIS that target Iraqi security forces and citizens on almost a daily basis, a local source was quoted as saying.
“An explosive charge went off early Sunday on the outskirts of Khanaqin city, 100 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving an Iraqi border guard dead,” the source told SNG agency.
“Security bodies opened a probe into the incident,” according to the source, who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity.
In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed a so-called “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and ISIS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.