Bomb attack in Iraq leaves seven policemen wounded

Security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State during sand storm in Ramadi. (AP Photo)

Anbar ( – Seven policemen, including three police officers, were wounded Wednesday in a bomb blast in al-Razaza area between Karbala and Anbar provinces.

“A bomb blast targeted a police force while on duty in al-Razaza area between Karbala and Anbar provinces, leaving seven policemen wounded, including three police forces,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“The injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” added the source.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

“Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of August, the number of civilians killed (not including police) was 82, while the number of injured (not including police) was 113,” the statement read.

The worst affected province, according to the statement, was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured) followed by Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

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