Bomb blast leaves civilian dead, two others wounded in Anbar

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

Anbar ( – An Iraqi civilian was killed and two others were wounded Monday as a bomb planted by Islamic State militants went off in Anbar governorate, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge planted by IS militants went off in Ar-Rutbah district, west of Anbar, leaving a civilian dead and two others wounded,” the source told BasNews website.

According to the source, the pair were moved to the nearest hospital for treatment.

“The security forces rushed to the blast site and started a search for any explosives at the scene,” the source 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).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). 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.

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