Iraqi security source announced the explosion of a booby-trapped boat, driven by a suicide bomber south of Tikrit north of the country.
The source explained that security forces fired at a booby-trapped boat driven by a suicide bomber while attempting to approach the pontoon bridge south of Al-Dhuluiya district, adding that the boat exploded and its driver instantly died.
In another development, Baghdad Operations Command announced the deaths of 14 insurgents and the dismantling of a number of improvised explosive devices in different parts of the Iraqi capital.
The Command said in a statement today, that a force from the 22nd Brigade managed to kill 14 insurgents after clashing with them in the area of Albu Abdo in Taji district, adding that a force from the 24th brigade dismantled 4 adhesive bombs in Khernabat area, South at Abu Ghraib.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense announced that 17 militants in an artillery shelling in Al-Karma area, east of Fallujah in western Iraq.
It explained that the 53th Brigade of the 14th Divisional, in cooperation with military intelligence, bombarded with artillery Al-Bou Ubaid area, in Al-Karma, east of Falluja killing 17 Daah insurgents.