Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian was killed and five others were wounded on Monday in an IED blast south of Baghdad.
Police sources said the explosion occurred near a fish market in al-Qasr al-Awsat district.
Nobody claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamic State militants have claimed several violent attacks across Iraq since they occupied large areas of the country in 2014.
On Friday, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said violence during November claimed the lives of 926 civilians and wounded 930 people.
Observers believe ISIS have begun to target several areas across Iraq to divert security focus on Mosul, where the group fights to defend its last bastion in Iraq under the brunt of continuous advancements by Iraqi government and popular troops.