Baghdad IED blast kills 2, wounds 6

Baghdad explosion (representational photo).

Baghdad ( Two people were killed and six others were wounded when an IED exploded north of Baghdad, AlGhad Press quoted security sources as saying.

The bomb was planted near a shopping area in Hammamiyat, Taji, north of Iraq, said the source.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said recently that violence during November claimed the lives of 926 civilians and wounded 930 people.

Violence surged across Iraq as Islamic State militants captured several Iraqi cities in 2014, and continues even as the group is sustaining defeats during a current wide-scale campaign by Iraqi forces and tribal militias.

Observers believe ISIS have begun to target several areas across Iraq to divert security focus on Mosul, where the group fights to defend its last bastion in Iraq under the brunt of continuous advancements by Iraqi government and popular troops.

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