One dead, four injured

Defense minister at scene of army patrol bombing

Baghdad – Iraqi Defense Minister Thabit Mohammed Al-Abbasi visited the Tarmiyah area in Baghdad on Friday to discuss the circumstances surrounding the explosion of an improvised explosive device on an army patrol, which resulted in the death of one soldier and injuries to four others. He directed an investigation into the incident.

A brief statement from the Ministry of Defense said that the minister has ordered an investigation into the incident involving an IED explosion on an Iraqi army patrol.

A security cordon and search campaign have been put into action.