Bengali citizen killed in bomb blast in Iraq’s Erbil

Citizens inspect the scene after a car bomb explosion at a crowded outdoor market in the Iraqi capital’s eastern district of Sadr City, Iraq

Erbil ( – A Bengali citizen was killed Tuesday in a bomb blast in central Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge hidden inside a container went off at a garbage dump in central Erbil, leaving one person dead,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“The victim was found to be a Bengal citizen,” the source added.

A total of 32 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 32 injured in acts of terrorism and conflict-related violence in December 2018, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Nineveh was the worst affected governorate with 26 civilian casualties (07 killed, 19 injured) followed by Baghdad (17 killed and 03 injured) and Salahuddin (03 killed and 03 injured).

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