SEVEN KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMB ATTACK IN WESTERN IRAQ

At least seven people were killed and three others wounded, in a suicide bomb attack, at a crowded marketplace, in a town in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

The attack occurred in the evening, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a popular market, in the central town of Heet, some 160 km west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source said.

The death toll could rise as ambulances, police and civilian vehicles evacuated the victims to the town's main hospital and medical centres, the source said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the Daesh militant group, in most cases, is responsible for such suicide attacks, targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

Terrorist acts, violence and armed conflicts killed 345 Iraqis and wounded 446 others in May, across Iraq, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, said.

The attack came as Iraqi security forces, backed by the anti-Daesh international coalition, were simultaneously conducting a major offensive, to dislodge Daesh militants from their remaining redoubt in the western side of Mosul

Source: NAM News Network