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Bomb explosion leaves farmer on motorbike wounded in Diyala

Explosion site in Baghdad


Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi farmer was wounded Tuesday in a bomb explosion in southwestern Baqubah, a security source said.

“An explosive charge went off in al-Aitha area on the outskirts of Bani Saad district in southwestern Baqubah,” the source told Alghad Press.

“The explosion left a farmer, who was passing by the scene on a motorbike, injured,” the source pointed out.

He added that the injured farmer was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the security forces opened a probe into the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 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. 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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