17 September 2019

Explosion rocks Iran-backed militia's arms depot

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An explosion ripped through an arms depot belonging to an Iran-backed militia in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday morning. reports citing The National that the explosion in the city of Hit, north-west of Baghdad, is the latest in a series of blasts at the militia’s bases and munition depots around the country.

“A blast and fire occurred early this morning in the Hashed’s weapons depot. As a result, rockets were launched into the neighboring areas,” Jaber Al Jaberi, a member of parliament representing Anbar, said.
A curfew was imposed shortly after, Mr Al Jaberi said.

Although Iraqi security officials have yet to disclose the cause of the blast, Mr. Al Jaberi said that it could be “either a drone attack or a fire”.

Casualties were reported but their numbers remained unclear.

2019.09.10 / 16:53
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