Jul 29, 2021 17:50 UTC
  • Roadside bomb explosions hit US-led coalition supply convoys in southern, central Iraq

Multiple roadside bombs have separately gone off near convoys of trucks carrying equipment and fuel belonging to US-led coalition forces in Iraq’s southern provinces of Dhi Qar and al-Qadisiyah as well as the central province of Babil, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

An Iraqi security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Iraq’s Shafaq news agency that an explosive device went off while a convoy was passing along a highway near the city of Nasiriyah, situated about 360 kilometers (225 miles) southeast of the capital Baghdad, on Thursday.

Shortly afterwards, another bomb attack struck a tanker of the US-led coalition forces close to the same Iraqi city. The explosion reportedly injured the driver.

Sabereen News, a news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units, later reported that another blast had taken place when a US-led convoy was moving on a highway in the city of al-Diwaniyah, located 180 kilometers south of Baghdad.

There was no immediate information about casualties.

The fourth roadside bomb attack was reported against a US-led coalition supply convoy in the central province of Babil. It left no military personnel injured.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks yet.