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Bomb blast near Baghdad market leaves three people wounded

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Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Three people were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast near a market in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge went off near an overcrowded market at al-Yusufiyah area in southern the Iraqi capital, leaving three people injured,” the source told Baghdad Today.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment,” he added.

In the same context, the source said that four people were arrested while hiding inside a house at Al Tarmia area in Salahuddin governorate.

The arrest was made pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law, he added.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.


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