Islamic State self-murder bombing kills 21 people in Baghdad

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Baghdad: At slightest 21 people were killed and 22 others harmed on Thursday in airstrikes and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s provinces of Anbar and Salahudin, confidence sources said.

In western range of Anbar, confidence army and associated paramilitary militias, famous as Hashd Shaabi, in al-Jeriyshi area in north of a IS-held provincial collateral city of Ramadi, done an allege in a morning toward a city and fought complicated clashes with IS militants, a provincial confidence source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

During a battle, a self-murder bomber rammed his explosive-laden automobile into a troops’ vehicles in a dried area and blew it up, withdrawal 6 soldiers and associated militiamen killed and 8 others wounded, a source said, adding that dual army officers were among a killed.

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The source did not give serve sum about a conflict and a casualties among a IS sides.

Iraqi aircraft carried out airstrikes on IS positions in Huseiba al-Sharqiyah area in easterly of Ramadi, withdrawal 7 IS militants killed, a source pronounced citing comprehension reports.

Separately, 5 Hashd Shaabi militiamen were killed and 12 others bleeding in clashes with IS militants in areas of Ibrahim Bin Ali and Albu-Khanfar, nearby a militant-seized city of Garma, a source said.

Also in a province, 3 government-backed Sahwa paramilitary organisation members were killed and dual others harmed when a roadside explosve detonated nearby their car in Barwana area nearby a city of Haditha, a source added.

Iraqi confidence army and associated militias have been fighting for months to retake control of pivotal cities and towns in a largest range from IS militants, that seized many of Anbar and attempted to allege toward Baghdad.

In Iraq’s northern executive range of Salahudin, dual self-murder bombers gathering booby-trapped armored car and a troops Humvee and detonated into a domicile of a sovereign military brigade in Jazira area in west of Samarra, a city located some 120 km north of Baghdad, a provincial confidence source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. The source didn’t yield information about casualties.

The primarily Sunni range of Salahudin, that a Tikrit is a hometown of former President Saddam Hussein, has been a stage for lethal battles between a Iraqi confidence army corroborated by paramilitary militias and IS militants who prisoner northern tools of a range following a Jun 10 blitzkrieg 2014 when a nonconformist organisation seized vast swathes of territories in primarily Sunni provinces.

IANS