Six people killed, injured in bomb blast, central Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Kirkuk ( Six people were killed and injured in a bomb blast, central Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “two people were killed and four others were injured in a bomb blast in central Kirkuk.”

Troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).

In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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