Another US logistic convoy hit by explosion north of Baghdad: Reports

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http://www.presstv.com-This undated file photo shows a US military convoy in Iraq.

An explosion has targeted a US-led coalition convoy carrying logistic supplies north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the second such incident in three days.

The coalition vehicles were targeted by a bomb which exploded on Monday night along the al-Taji road, north of Baghdad, according to Iraqi media reports.

A statement by the Iraqi military says the blast took place when the vehicles were getting out of the Taji base and at the beginning of al-Shula highway.

It also said the explosion has had no casualties and just damaged one of the vehicles.

The blast came two days after 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.

The Saturday night’s attack took place in al-Shula neighborhood when the roadside bomb went off near a vehicle belonging to an Iraqi security company contracted with the international coalition to escort its trucks in Iraq, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a brief statement.

The blast resulted in the wounding of a security member from the Iraqi company and a civilian, the statement said.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks, but unidentified militant groups have frequently targeted convoys belonging to the US-led coalition forces in Iraq, which usually travel from neighboring Kuwait to the coalition bases in central and northern Iraq.

The Monday attack against the US convoy came a few hours after a march against the United States in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala.

The Iraqi people attending the march carried pictures of General Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

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

Carrying pictures of “the leaders of victory” as well as other resistance fighters, the protesters called for the expulsion of all American forces from the Arab country.

The protesters continued their march until they reached the holy shrines of Imam Hussein (AS, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him), and his half-brother Hazrat Abbas (AS) in the holy city.

The Iraqi-US relations have witnessed rising tension since January 3 when a US drone struck a convoy at Baghdad airport, assassinating the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Deputy Chief of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Just two days later, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously passed a bill mandating the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq.

Anti-American sentiments have been running high in Iraq following the January attack.

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

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