An IED blast killed a police commander Friday near the town of Amiriyat al-Falluja in Iraq’s western Anbar Province, according to a media report in Arabic.
The police forces in Amiriyat al-Falluja, about 15 miles south of the city of Falluja, have announced that the commander of the emergency response forces in the town was killed in a roadside bomb attack targeting his convoy in the area.
Maj. Yasin Muhammad, the deputy director of Amiriyat al-Falluja Police told al-Malaf Press that an IED had been planted on the side of the road in the al-Fuhaylat village in the Amiriyat al-Faluja area.
The device exploded on the passing patrol of Capt. Rafi’ Adhal, the commander of the Amiriyat al-Falluja sector quick response forces, killing the officer on the spot.
The blast did not lead to any other causalities apart from material damage to the targeted vehicle, , Maj. Muhammad added.