In a statement, Brig.Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of the ministry, said Anbar police arrested driver of a vehicle, which was revealed to be booby-trapped, at al-Halabsa region, at the Western entrance of Fallujah city, Iraqi News reported.
“The vehicle exploded while being handled, leaving a lieutenant general and another officer killed and a third policeman injured,” Maan added.
Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s Western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the terror group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a a rule in cast swathes of Iraq and Syria.
More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members’ deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.