Huda Jassim, Agencies (Baghdad)
Three convoys of the international coalition forces were targeted in southern Iraq, while an energy transmission line stopped in Nineveh Governorate after it was targeted with an explosive device. These developments came as gunmen targeted Iraqi activist Qassem Bahloul Al-Tamimi with gunfire in the center of Kut city in Wasit Governorate.
Local sources said that an explosive device exploded on a convoy of the International Coalition on the highway in Dhi Qar Governorate, in the south of the country.
The source added that another bomb exploded on another convoy in the city of “Hilla” in Babil Governorate, in southern Iraq. He continued, that the third target was in the “Al-Yusufiyah” area, south of the capital, Baghdad.
The source pointed out that the explosions did not cause any casualties, and the losses were limited to the burning of some materials loaded in the trucks.
In addition, a power transmission line stopped in Nineveh Governorate after being targeted by an explosive device, according to the official Iraqi News Agency yesterday.
The General Company for Northern Electricity Transmission announced, in a statement, the targeting of an explosive device, number 23, type “XYB”, which led to its fall and the cutting of wires in the “Salmiya” area. The company confirmed that the sabotage act caused a weakness in the supply of electric power throughout Nineveh Governorate. The company stated that it had begun work on reconstructing the fallen tower, and repairing the damage as soon as possible.
According to the available information, Al-Tamimi, an activist in the protests in Wasit Governorate, was seriously injured as a result of the assassination attempt.