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Baghdad explosion kills one, wounds another: source

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian was killed and another one was wounded on Saturday when a  car exploded while moving in an area north of the Iraqi capital, a security source was quoted saying.

Alsumaria News quoted the security source saying that a car exploded due to an explosive device fitted beneath while passing through al-Taji district, north of Iraq, killing one and wounding another.

Baghdad has seen almost daily explosions and armed attacks against civilians and security forces since Islamic State militant took over a third of the country in 2014 to declare a self-styled “caliphate” rule.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, based on casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group.


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