Car bomb attack leaves Iraqi citizen wounded in Baghdad

Firemen stand near a blast site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Baghdad ( – An Iraqi civilian was wounded Sunday as a car bomb attack took place in al-Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device went off in Hor Rajab area in al-Dora neighborhood, south of Baghdad, leaving a civilian wounded,” the source told Iraqi website Alghad Press.

“A security force transferred the wounded into a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was opened into the attack,” 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). Nineveh came second with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured), while 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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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