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Roadside bombs target two US military convoys in Iraq

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This undated file photo shows a US military convoy in Iraq.

Two US military and logistics convoys have been targeted by roadside bombs in Iraq, the latest in a series of explosions that hit US occupation forces amid anti-American sentiment in the country.

The first attack struck a convoy of the US-led coalition forces in the southern Iraqi province of Qadisiyah late on Tuesday.

Iraq's Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network said the roadside bomb hit the group on al-Diwaniyah highway, killing one person and injuring two others.

The second attack was reported on a US relief and logistics convoy in al-Nabaei region, north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, that left two military personnel injured.

The bomb attacks came a day after an explosion targeted a US-led coalition convoy carrying logistic supplies north of Baghdad, the second such incident in three days.

A statement by the Iraqi military said the blast took place when the vehicles were getting out of the Taji base and at the beginning of al-Shula highway, underlining that the explosion has had no casualties and just damaged one of the vehicles.

Over the weekend, a security member and a civilian were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near a convoy of trucks belonging to the US-led coalition forces in the northwest of Baghdad.

Anti-US sentiments have been running high in Iraq since Washington assassinated top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and the second-in-command of the Iraqi popular mobilization units, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in January.

Following the attack, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill on January 5, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops.

The holy Iraqi city of Karbala was the scene of a march against the United States and its forces in the country on Monday, with the participants carrying pictures of the two anti-terror commanders.

The demonstrators condemned the acts of terrorism committed by the US in their country, chanting slogans such as “The US is the biggest devil”.

Baghdad and Washington are currently in talks over the withdrawal of American troops.

Iraqi resistance groups have vowed to take up arms against US forces if Washington fails to comply with the parliamentary order.

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