Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Two civilians were wounded Wednesday in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
According to the source, an explosive charge went off near the industrial zone in al-Taji district in northern Baghdad.
“The explosion left two people wounded, and both of them were transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source said, adding that a probe was opened into the attack.
A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).
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.
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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.