Iraq: Islamic State strike again, 8 killed in car bomb blast
August 29, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a security checkpoint near Iraq-Syria border that killed at least eight people and wounded 12 earlier on Wednesday.
The attacker drove a car rigged with explosives into the checkpoint in al-Qaim district, which was jointly manned by the Iraqi army and Shia militias, Mayor Ahmed Al-Mehlawy told Reuters news agency on Wednesday.
” Security forces in the Qaim district noticed a suspect Kia vehicle and shot at it after it turned out to be rigged and driven by a suicidal terrorist, which led to its explosion and death of seven people, including four from the security forces and three civilians,” the military said in the official statement.
The town’s mayor, Ahmed Al-Mehlawy, said five militiamen and three civilians were killed in the attack and some wounded were in a critical condition. However, a security personnel said the death toll was higher than earlier mentioned, saying attack killed 21 people including 15 militiamen.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and said it killed 28 people, contradicting the official death tolls. Al-Qaim had served as a crossing point for ISIS fighters, weapons and money. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider-al Abadi announced on November 3, 2017 liberation of the district of al-Qaim from Islamic State militants but al-Qaim still experience the threat of kidnapping, slaughtering, terror attacks from ISIS.
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