Iraqi guard wounded in bomb attack targeting US-led coalition convoy
Iran Press TV
Thursday, 18 February 2021 6:50 PM
An Iraqi security guard has sustained injuries after a roadside bomb exploded near a convoy of trucks carrying logistics belonging to the US-led coalition in Iraq's central province of al-Qadisiyah.
The Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network, citing an unnamed police source, reported that the attack took place in the evening when a roadside bomb went off as the trucks were traveling along al-Diwaniyah highway.
The report added that the blast damaged a vehicle and wounded an Iraqi guard.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
The roadside bomb attack is the latest in a series of explosions that have targeted US occupation forces over the past few months.
On Wednesday, a roadside bomb exploded in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah, located about 360 kilometers (225 miles) southeast of the capital Baghdad, targeting a US-led coalition's logistics convoy. The blast did not leave any injuries.
An explosion occurred two days earlier in al-Rasheed district of the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Yusufiya when a roadside bomb exploded near a vehicle belonging to the US-led military coalition. The attack resulted in the injury of a police officer.
Anti-US sentiments have been running high in Iraq since the assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, along with their companions in a US assassination drone airstrike authorized by former US president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3 last year.
Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill two days later, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.
Currently, there are approximately 2,500 American troops in Iraq.
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