Bomb blast kills Iraqi woman, wounds two children in Kirkuk

Security men stand near a site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad

Kirkuk ( – An Iraqi woman was killed and two children were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in southwestern Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A roadside bomb exploded in al-Abbassi district, southwest of Kirkuk, leaving a woman dead and two children wounded,” the source told Al-Ahd News website.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further said that a security force rushed to the blast site and carried the wounded into a nearby hospital for treatment.

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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