BAGHDAD, May 15 (Xinhua) -- A total of two security members were killed and four others wounded in a roadside bomb attack by Islamic State (IS) militants north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source said on Friday.
The attack occurred late on Thursday night when IS militants detonated a roadside bomb near an army military vehicle while it was patrolling Tarmiyah area, some 30 km north of Baghdad, Ihsan al-Dulaimi from Baghdad Operations Command told Xinhua.
The blast destroyed the vehicle, killing an officer and a soldier and wounding four others aboard, al-Dulaimi said.
Iraqi security forces rushed to the scene and launched a search campaign looking for the attackers, he added.
Earlier on Friday, a police source from Salahidin province told Xinhua that IS militants broke into a house in the early hours of the day in Jillam area near the city of Samarra, some 120 km north of Baghdad, and shot dead six family members before burning the house, two cars, and the family's wheat farm.
The security situation in Iraq has been improving since Iraqi security forces fully defeated the IS militants across the country late in 2017.
However, IS remnants have since melted in urban areas or resorted to deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians. Enditem