Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four persons were wounded due to a bomb blast that hit western Baghdad, a police source said on Saturday.
Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “An IED placed near a store that sells construction materials in Khan Dari region in Abu Ghraib district, western Baghdad, exploded causing injury of four people.”
“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the wounded to nearby hospital,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
According to a monthly count released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, violence and armed conflicts left 824 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of May.
Nineveh came on top of the most affected governorates with 354 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 470 injured. Baghdad came in second place with 86 victims and 22 injured. Anbar came third with a total of 136 casualties (47 killed and 89 injured)
The total number of victims marked a rise from 317 Iraqis in April. In March, the victims reached 1115, according to UNAMI.