Anbar (IraqiNews.com) At least fifteen persons were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Ramadi city, west of Anbar, a medical source has said.
“The terrorist attack, which took place in the evening on Street 40 in Ramadi left one victim and 14 others wounded from civilians and security personnel,” the source from Ramadi Educational Hospital told Baghdad Today website on Thursday.
The emergency at the hospital, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “recorded one victim from al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and four others injured from the Tribal Mobilization Forces and the local police.”
“Nine civilians including a woman and a child were wounded,” he added.
Earlier this evening, the security media center said a suicide bombing targeted security troops in Ramadi.
A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured.
As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.