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Bomb attack targets house owned by family of Islamic State militant in Anbar

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Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – Two civilians were wounded Tuesday as a bomb attack targeted a house owned by a family of an Islamic State militant in Ramadi, a security source was quoted as saying.

“Armed men riding a motorbike hurled a grenade at a house of a family of an Islamic State militant at al-Bakir district in Hit, 70 km west of Ramadi,” the source told BasNews website.

“Two people were severely wounded in the bomb attack,” the source pointed out that.

“A security force rushed to the blast site and launched a security campaign in search of the perpetrators of the attack,” he added.

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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