Bomb attack wounds two civilians in Iraq’s Salahuddin

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.(AP Photo)

Salahuddin ( – Two Iraqi civilians were wounded Sunday when a bomb exploded in the central Iraqi province of Salahuddin, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off near a vehicle in Tikrit city, the administrative center of Salahuddin province, leaving two civilians wounded,” the source told Arabic-language Baghdad Today website.

“They were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source said, adding that security forces cordoned off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching.

Earlier in the day, the Ministry of Health announced that three Iraqi people were killed and 11 others wounded when two explosive charges went off in Salahuddin.

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 (7 killed, 19 injured) followed by Baghdad (17 killed and 3 injured) and Salahuddin (3 killed and 03 injured).

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