SUICIDE BOMBING KILLS 14 IN IRAQI CAMP FOR DISPLACED PERSONS

Fourteen people were killed and some 20 others wounded, in a suicide bomb attack at a camp for internally displaced people, in Iraq's western province of Anbar.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt, at the camp for the displaced near al-Wafaa town, west of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, and killed 14 people, including a security officer and four children, Falah al-Dulaimi from Anbar's provincial police command, said.

The massive blast also left 20 wounded, including several women and children, the officer said, adding that, eight of the wounded are in critical condition.

The Iraqi Islamic Party, the main Sunni political group, condemned, in a statement, the brutal attack by the Daesh terrorist group and called to liberate the remaining cities and towns still under its rule in Anbar province.

Earlier, the Iraqi security forces dislodged the Daesh militants from the key cities of Anbar province, including Ramadi, some 110 km west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and the nearby Fallujah.

However, the areas near the border with neighbouring Syria, including Aana, Rawa and al-Qaim, as well as, the vast rural areas across the province are still seized by the extremist militants.

The incident came, as Iraqi security forces, backed by the anti-Daesh international coalition, were simultaneously conducting a major offensive, to dislodge the Daesh militants from their major stronghold in western Mosul in northern Iraq

Source: NAM News Netwrok