On Saturday, at least four soldiers were killed in a bomb attack that targeted a military vehicle in the Iraqi capital, according to the Iraqi defense ministry.
The ministry has stated that a bomb detonated during an operation carried out by security forces against terror elements in the Al-Tarmiyah district.
No group has yet claimed responsibility, but authorities suspect the Daesh/ISIS terror group was behind the attack.
Since the start of 2021, suspected Daesh/ISIS terrorists have stepped up attacks, particularly in the area between Kirkuk, Saladin, and Diyala, known as the “Triangle of Death.”
In 2017, Iraq declared victory against Daesh/ISIS by reclaiming control over all of its territories, which equates to about a third of the country that was invaded by the terror group in 2014. However, the terrorist group still maintains sleeper cells in large areas of Iraq and periodically launches attacks against civilians and military forces.
The Iraqi army continues to carry out frequent operations against the terrorist organization in these regions of the country.