Bomb blast kills 2 policemen in western Iraq

 08 May 2017 - 13:32

Bomb blast kills 2 policemen in western Iraq
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ANBAR, Iraq: Two policemen were killed in a bomb explosion Monday in Iraq’s western Anbar province, according to a local police officer.

A bomb disposal team was dismantling explosive devices in southern Ramadi when the bomb exploded, police captain Ahmed al-Duleimi told Anadolu Agency.

IS has planted thousands of explosives in Ramadi, which the terrorist group overran in 2014 before being forced out from the area.

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition warplanes, are currently engaged in a massive offensive to oust the terrorist group from Mosul, Iraq’s once second largest city in terms of population.