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2 killed, 8 wounded in blast southeast of Baghdad

Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad.
Iraqi firefighters distinguish a fire at the scene of a car bomb attack in Baghdad.

Baghdad – (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were killed and eight others were wounded when a roadside IED exploded southeast of Baghdad, babil24.com quoted a security source as saying.

The bomb was placed on the side of a road in Diriya, southeast of Baghdad, said the source.

Baghdad has recently witnessed a surge in deadly bombings, with observers commenting that the attacks were possibly carried out by Islamic State militants to divert security authorities attention from Mosul, where the extremist group has witnessed a month of consecutive defeats to Iraqi forces and popular militias struggling to liberate the city.

The United Nations has recently said that 58000 people were killed across Iraq since ISIS occupied wide parts of the country



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