IRAQ NEWS SUMMARY (1 FEBRUARY 2015)
Gunmen belonged to the influential sectarian militias kidnapped the Hajj and Umrah company director, in Muqdadiya Sunday morning northeastern city of Baquba, Diyala province.
Two elements of the government army were killed and two others were injured as a result of an armed attack on a military checkpoint Sunday morning in the district of Muqdadiyah as well.
Six people were killed and 18 others, including women and children, as a result of continued government shelling on a number of Fallujah neighborhoods, major city of Anbar province.
Two people were killed and six others were injured in a bomb that targeted a popular market Sunday north of the capital Baghdad, while three members of the so-called popular mobilization were killed and 14 others wounded in two explosive devices targeting them Sunday afternoon north of the capital as well.
Three people were killed and seven others were injured in a blast on Sunday west of the capital Baghdad , also one government army element was killed and five injured, including an officer with the rank of captain by the roadside bomb targeted their patrol Sunday west of the capital as well, as confirmed by a source in the the current Ministry of Interior.
One of the leaders in the Awakening forces was killed in an adhesive bomb in his car south of Baghdad on Sunday, while two civilians were killed and six wounded when a bomb exploded Sunday south of the capital as well.
Four government soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb targeted their patrol Sunday south of Baghdad.
Ten civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion Sunday in eastern Baghdad.
A member of the so-called popular mobilization was killed and 16 others were injured as a result of an armed attack on Sunday afternoon south of Tikrit, Salahuddin province.
Two members of the Asaiesh forces were killed in an armed clash on Sunday south of the city of Kirkuk, confirmed news reports from the province.
Two officers in the government army were killed and two soldiers were wounded in a roadside bomb west of the city of Ramadi, whereas two elements of the government army were killed after a landmine blast on Sunday west of the city as well.