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Five people wounded in bomb blast in central Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five people were wounded on Monday as a bomb blast took place in Baghdad.

“A bomb went off near a spa center in Karrada region in central Baghdad,” Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Baghdad Operations Command, said in a statement on Monday evening.
“The blast left five people wounded,” the statement added.

On Sunday, the security media center said a bomb blast targeted a spa center in al-Ghadeer region in east of Baghdad causing damages only to the facade of the center.

Baghdad 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.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured.

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.


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