Bomb attack targets army patrol in Baghdad, leaving two soldiers wounded

Iraqi forces patrol an area in Iraq during a military operation to push out Islamic State. File Photo

Baghdad ( – Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in western Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off today night, targeting an army patrol in Abu Gharib district in Baghdad, leaving two soldiers wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that a security force transferred the wounded into a nearby hospital for treatment.

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).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured). Nineveh came second with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured), while Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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.

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