Bomb blast kills civilian, wounds two others in Kirkuk

Firemen stand near a blast site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Kirkuk ( – An Iraqi civilian was killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in a bomb explosion, south of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying.

“An explosive charge went off at the Kurdish-dominated village of Haftaghar in Daquq, leaving one person dead and two others wounded,” the source told Shafaq News website.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

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

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