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(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) announced, that a total of 741 Iraqis were killed and another 1,374 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2016.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) revealed in a report obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The number of civilians killed in April was 410 (including 11 Federal Police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department), and the number of civilians injured was 973 (including 20 federal police, Sahwa civil defense, Personal Security Details, facilities protection police, fire department).”
The report added, “A total of 331 members of the Iraqi Security Forces (including Peshmerga, SWAT and militias fighting alongside the Iraqi Army but excluding Anbar Operations) were killed and 401 were injured,” pointing out that, “The overall casualty figures are down from the previous month of March, where a total of 1,119 were killed and 1,561 were injured.”
“Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate with 874 civilian casualties (232 killed, 642 injured), followed by Nineveh 72 killed and 30 injured, Salahuddin 32 killed and 24 injured, Diyala 17 killed and 15 injured, while Kirkuk had 16 killed and 10 injured and Basra 08 killed and 16 injured,” the report continued.
Noteworthy, according to information obtained by UNAMI from the Health Directorate, Anbar Province suffered a total of 252 civilian casualties (27 killed and 225 injured).