At least 1 dead, 16 injured in car bomb in Iraq
An Iraqi soldier takes up position at the Iraqi border in the al-Qaim town, 500 km west of Iraq, Nov. 2, 2018. EPA-EFE FILE/MURTAJA LATEEF
Baghdad, Jan 11 (efe-epa).- At least one Iraqi perished Friday and 16 others were injured in a car bomb attack near a market in the Iraqi district of al-Qaim on the border with Syria, according to the interior ministry spokesman.
Saad Maan confirmed that the attack left 12 civilians injured in addition to four other members of the Iraqi security services.
"A car bomb terror attack took place near a market at al-Qaim district located in Anbar province via a parked Kia type vehicle, leaving one dead and 12 civilians and four others related to the security forces wounded," Maan posted to his official Twitter account.
This is the second terror attack in Iraq in the past a week following an attack on Tuesday in which a suicide bomber killed at least three members of Iraqi security forces and wounded eight others in Tikrit in northern Baghdad.
Al-Qaim was the last area liberated from the Islamic State terror organization by the Iraqi forces in 2017.
The IS still maintains strongholds in several Iraqi provinces and has committed several attacks in recent months against security forces and civilians.