4 people killed, wounded in bomb blast near Baghdad market

An explosion site in Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Four people were killed and injured Sunday in a bomb blast west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “A bomb exploded Sunday near a vegetable market at al-Radwaneyya neighborhood in western Baghdad.”

“The explosion left a citizen dead and three others injured,” the source said.

Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, and the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment, the source added.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 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, the report added.

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