Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Two Iraqi people were injured Monday in a bomb blast outside popular markets in Baghdad, the latest in a series of terrorist attacks that target the Iraqi capital on almost a daily basis since the defeat of Islamic State last year.
Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “An explosive charge went off outside popular markets in the rural district of al-Taji, north of the capital Baghdad.” “The explosion left two civilians wounded.”
The source added that the injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was launched into the incident.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
Violence and armed conflicts left 94 Iraqis dead during the month of May, the United Nations said in its monthly casualty count as the the security situations continue to sway after the defeat of Islamic State militants.
In its report, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 163 others were wounded, adding that Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 117 civilian casualties (45 killed, 72 injured), followed by Diyala with 9 killed and 35 injured, and Kirkuk with 20 killed and 16 injured.
The organization maintained that the numbers it provides were a “minimum”, saying that hindrances to its works prevent it from setting the exact toll.