Roadside bomb north of Iraqi capital kills 4 security forces

The bombing took place in Tarmiya some 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Baghdad. (File/AFP)
Updated 04 June 2019

Roadside bomb north of Iraqi capital kills 4 security forces

  • Members of the patrol also came under fire from gunmen hiding in nearby fields while being evacuated
  • Security forces neutralized and killed three militants

BAGHDAD: Iraqi security officials say a roadside bomb has exploded near an army patrol north of Baghdad, killing four security personnel and wounding four others.
A statement issued by the Security Media Cell, affiliated with the country’s security forces, says the incident happened Tuesday in the town of Tarmiya some 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of Baghdad. It said the members of the patrol also came under fire from gunmen hiding in nearby fields while being evacuated.
Security forces neutralized and killed three militants, it said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Iraq declared victory over the Daesh group in late 2017 but the extremist group has sleeper cells throughout the country and has been staging guerrilla-style attacks in areas north of Baghdad and in the country’s north.


Saied wins Tunisia presidency with 72.71 percent: commission

Updated 14 October 2019

Saied wins Tunisia presidency with 72.71 percent: commission

  • Saied garnered 2.7 million votes against one million received by his rival business tycoon Nabil Karoui in Sunday's runoff, the commission said

TUNIS: Conservative political outsider Kais Saeid has won Tunisia's presidential election with 72.71 percent of votes, the North African country's electoral commission said Monday.
Saied garnered 2.7 million votes against one million received by his rival business tycoon Nabil Karoui in Sunday's runoff, the commission said.