Alcoholics seller killed, tribal fighter, wounded in IED blast, attack in Baghdad

Aftermath of booby-trapped car explosion in east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( An alcoholics seller was killed as an IED exploded under his car in Baghdad, a source from Interior Ministry said.

“A bomb placed under a car of an alcoholics seller exploded on Tuesday evening as he was passing in central Baghdad, leaving him immediately dead,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Security troops, according to the source, transferred the victim to forensic medicine department and conducted investigations.

A similar accident occurred earlier this month when an alcoholics seller was killed by an explosive device fitted beneath his car in northeast Baghdad.

Moreover, a tribal fighter and three of his family members were wounded earlier on the day in an armed attack in south of Baghdad, a security source said.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “unknown gunmen attacked house of a Tribal Fighter Mobilization personnel using hand grenade in al-Kargol region, south of Baghdad,” the source said.

“The attack left the personnel and three of his family member wounded,” he added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

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