3 Army Officers Killed, Deputy Commander Of 5th Division Injured In A Booby-Trapped Explosion Northeast Of Baquba

Baquba, Diyala - Two Army officers were killed and deputy commander of the Fifth Division was injured by an explosion of a booby-trapped hideout north-east of Baquba.

A local source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that "two army officers (brigadier and captain) were killed and the deputy commander of the fifth division and six soldiers were wounded in a booby-trapped explosion during a military operation to clear the hills of Hamrin and Qara Tabbah village northeast of Baquba.

He added that military reinforcements had arrived in the area. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

A joint military operation was launched today to clear the areas of the hills of Hamrin toward Qara Tabbah northeast of Baquba.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency