Suicide bomber shot dead in western Iraq

A Sunni tribesman was killed in ensuing clashes with bomber 

Suicide bomber shot dead in western Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraqi forces shot dead a suicide bomber from the ISIL terrorist group in western Iraq on Tuesday, according to a local military officer. 

The bomber opened fire on Sunni tribesmen manning a checkpoint in al-Kasara, west of Anbar province, Col. Walid al-Dulaimi said. 

He said a Sunni tribesman was killed in ensuing clashes with the attacker. 

“Security forces and tribesmen besieged the bomber and shot him dead before he detonated his vest,” al-Dulaimi said. 

After overrunning vast territories in both Iraq and Syria in mid-2014, ISIL has recently suffered a string of defeats at the hands of the Iraqi military and a U.S.-led coalition. 

In August, the group lost Tal Afar in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province. And one month earlier, the city of Mosul -- once the capital of ISIL’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” -- fell to the army after a nine-month siege. 

 
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