A pair of improvised explosive device (IED) explosions killed two soldiers and wounded six others in the Tarmiyah area (Salah al-Din province), north of Baghdad, on Tuesday, March 19. Islamic State (IS) militants are believed to be behind the attacks. Similar IS bombing attacks targeting security forces are possible in Salah al-Din province over the near term.
While former Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over the Islamic State (IS) group in December 2017, the group retains a degree of freedom of movement in parts of the country, particularly in western and northern Iraq.
Individuals in Salah al-Din province are advised to report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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