An improvised explosive device (IED) reportedly targeted a convoy carrying US-led international coalition equipment on the highway between Samawah and Diwaniyah. Minor injuries were reported.
The incident happened a day after Iraqi Resistance had announced temporary ceasefire against foreign forces noticing that it would not resume attacks if there is progress in U.S. troops withdrawal.
The number of attacks on U.S.-led coalition convoys has significantly increased during the last months, several attacks were carried out on U.S. military bases in Iraq. Washington threatened to leave its embassy in Baghdad and to conduct airstrikes targeting the objects of Shiite groups in Iraq.
Iranian-backed militias are the main suspects in attacks on foreign forces, but ISIS is also often behind these attacks.
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