Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were injured as an explosion occurred at a house, north of Ramadi, a security source from Anbar province said.
“Unidentified gunmen blew up house of Rashid al-Duleimi, a senior tribesman in albu-Theyab region, north of Ramadi, using explosives. Three civilians were injured as they were passing near the house when the explosion occurred,” the source told BasNews on Sunday.
“The targeted house was empty as the family of the tribesman were outside. The militants were then able to escape toward unknown destination,” he added.
According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.
The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.
The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.