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20 août 2019 | 20h18 UTC

Iraq: Twin blasts wound five soldiers in Abu Sayda district (Diyala province) August 20

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

Twin blasts wound five soldiers in Abu Sayda district (Diyala province) August 20; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 20/8/2019, 12h00 until 21/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Abu Sayda (Diyala province)


Five Iraqi soldiers were wounded when their patrol was struck by twin explosions in Abu Sayda (Diyala province) on Tuesday, August 20. The servicemen were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, though the Islamic State (IS) group is known to be active in the area.

Similar attacks are possible in Diyala province over the near term.


Individuals in Diyala province are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the blasts, and adhere to all 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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