6 civilians killed in attack of 4 suicide bombers in western Iraq

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-23 19:28:09|Editor: ying
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RAMADI, Iraq, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Six civilians were killed and 11 wounded on Friday when four suicide bombers attacked the town of al-Baghdadi in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial police source told Xinhua.

The attack took place before dawn when four suicide bombers tried to enter the town, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, but the security forces killed them all," the source said on condition of anonymity.

The clashes with the suicide bombers and the blasts of their explosive belts resulted in the killing of four women, a child and a man, the source said.

Authorities of the town imposed curfew and blocked the entrances of the city, as reinforcement troops arrived to deploy in the main streets, the source added.

The incident came as Iraqi security forces, backed by the anti-Islamic State (IS) international coalition, were simultaneously conducting a major offensive to dislodge IS militants from their major stronghold in western Mosul in northern Iraq.