Two people wounded in roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad

A bomb explosion in Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Two people were injured on Monday in a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press website, the source said that “a roadside bomb exploded in al-Ghadir district in eastern Baghdad, leaving two people wounded.”

“The two people were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” added the source.

The Iraqi capital 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. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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