Iraqi police in Anbar province announced Wednesday (September 5th) they had killed a suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt as he attempted to blow himself up amid a group of mourners attending a funeral in al-Karma, east of Fallujah.
"A suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt entered a funeral ceremony for a city court judge who was killed yesterday by terrorists," Col. Rahim Zaban, Anbar police spokesperson, told Al-Shorfa.
Many local officials were in attendance, he added.
"The suicide bomber tried to reach the place where officials were sitting," Zaban said. "However, security forces discovered him just seconds before he reached them and shot him dead before he could blow himself up."
Police are working to confirm the attacker's identity.