ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – At least nine people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack in western Iraq, security said on Monday.
It was the second such attack targeting areas in Anbar Province and comes a few weeks before the Iraqi legislative elections in May.
Four suicide bombers attacked the al-Askari district in the town of Haditha, 160 km west of Ramadi, a security source told Kurdistan 24, confirming the attack.
Security forces clashed with the suicide bombers and killed three of them before the fourth one detonated, killing four people and wounding five others, the source added.
After three years of fierce fighting, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in December last year declared complete victory over the jihadist group.
IS activities have increased in recent months, with a spike in guerilla-style tactics that include setting up fake security checkpoints to kidnap residents and Iraqi security service members.
Editing by Nadia Riva