THREE KILLED IN TWO SUICIDE CAR BOMBS IN IRAQ’S BASRA

BAGHDAD - At least three security members were killed and many others wounded, in two suicide car bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint, in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, a police source said.

The attack occurred before sunset, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car, near a checkpoint on the road leading to the oilfield of Rumaila, leaving three security members killed and many others wounded, the source said.

Afterwards, another suicide car bomb attack, apparently was foiled, when the security forces blew up the attacked car bomb, near another checkpoint, outside the oil-hub city of Basra, the source said, without giving any further details.

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

The attacks came, as the Iraqi security forces, backed by anti-Daesh international coalition, are carrying out a major offensive, to drive out the Daesh militants from their major stronghold, in the western side of Mosul, in northern Iraq.

Source: Nam News Network