Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian was killed and six others were wounded when an IED rocked an area southeast of Baghdad on Tuesday, police sources said.
The bomb went off near a popular restaurant at Diyala Bridge.
Since 2014, violence surged in Iraq with the Islamic State militants taking over wide areas of the country, and the United Nations said earlier this month that 58000 people died since then. UN statistics say 3150 Iraqis were either killed or wounded in violence during October alone, with Baghdad marked as the most hit.
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.