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Bomb explosion leaves civilian wounded in Diyala

Explosion in Baghdad. File Photo


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press website, the source said that a roadside bomb exploded in a village, 3 km south of Khanaqin, in northeastern Diyala, leaving a citizen wounded.

“The man with serious wounds was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over over million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.


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