According to foreign media reports, the Italian military said on the 10th that an explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on the 10th, causing five Italian soldiers to be injured, three of them seriously.
According to reports, the attack occurred near the city of Kirkuk. At the time of the explosion, a vehicle carrying Italian special forces was driving nearby.
“Our people were training Iraqi security forces involved in the fight against extremist groups,” Italian Foreign Minister Dimayo said.
He wrote on social media, “I am paying attention to the development of the situation with sadness and anxiety.”
An Italian military official told the Italian national television station RAI that the injured soldiers were taken by a US helicopter to a military hospital in Baghdad for treatment, one of whom had to amputate.