Eleven persons killed, wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Burned cars at the site of a bombing attack that targeted a security checkpoint south of Baghdad.

Baghdad ( Eleven persons were killed and injured in two IED blasts in north and west of Baghdad, security sources said.

“A bomb exploded near a market in al-Tarmiyah region, north of Baghdad,” a source told Baghdad Today on Sunday.

“The blast left two persons killed and seven others wounded,” he added.

Another security source said two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Resala region, exploded in the morning leaving two persons wounded,” the source told Ikhnews website.

Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and conducted investigations, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.

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.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

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