BEIRUT (AP) — Two soldiers were killed and three were injured in an explosion in northern Iraq, Iraqi state news said Thursday.
The explosive device was detonated while soldiers were riding in an army vehicle, according to the state Iraqi News Agency.
At the time, no group claimed responsibility for this attack. This attack was just the latest in a series of similar incidents that have occurred in recent days.
Monday’s attack by gunmen on Albu Bali northwest Fallujah saw the deaths of eight people and the injury of three others. The village was previously held by Islamic State extremists.
An explosive device exploded in northern Iraq on Sunday killing at least nine members the Iraqi federal Police force, who were patrolling in Ali al-Sultan, Riyadh, in the province of Kirkuk.
On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani had convened a meeting of security officials to discuss the “terrorist attacks” and the army’s plans to respond, according to an official statement.
Iraqi officials declared victory against the Islamic State extremist group five year ago. However, the group continues to execute sporadic terrorist attacks. fears of a resurgence.