Bomb blast leaves civilian seriously injured in Baghdad: Interior Ministry

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Baghdad ( A civilian has been seriously wounded in a bomb blast in the capital Baghdad, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Thursday.

In a statement, the center quoted Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the Interior Ministry, as saying that “a bomb went off in Baghdad al-Jadida region, leaving a civilian profoundly injured.”

The region witnesses high number of visitors heading to Karbala province for the religious visit to commemorate the 40-day mourning period for the 7th century death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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