IEDs hit two contractor convoys for Coalition forces in Iraq – report

A Convoy Security Element with Company A, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, aligns a re-supply convoy headed out of Forward Operating Base, Warrior, Kirkuk. (AP)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Two improvised explosive devices (IED) hit contractor convoys in two Iraqi provinces belonging to the U.S.-led Coalition forces, Iraqi media reported on Thursday.

A security source told Shafaq News that a convoy for a contractor of the Coalition forces was hit by an IED on the highway in Muthanna province on Thursday.

Another explosion hit a convoy for the Coalition forces in Diwaniyah, southern Iraq, Shafaq News reported.

The blasts caused no casualties.

The attack is the latest in a series of attacks on convoys supplying the Coalition forces, training the Iraqi security forces to fight Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the country.

The United States blames Iran-backed militias for regular attacks on U.S. facilities and convoys in Iraq.

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