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Baghdad blast kills 1 civilian,wounds 7

Bomb blast in Baghdad.
Bomb blast in Baghdad.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – One civilian was killed and seven other were wounded when an IED blast rocked a district in southeast Baghdad.

Iraq Sky Press website quoted a security source as saying that the IED went off near a popular market in Wardiya neighborhood.

The United Nations in Iraq said last week that 58000 people died in violence since Islamic State militants took over large areas of Iraq in 2014. Some observers believe that the extremist group, sustaining serious defeats in its last stronghold in Mosul over the past few weeks, is trying to shift security focus to Baghdad with attacks.



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