Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi civilian was wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in Abu Gharib district in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
“A sticky bomb attached into a private car went off in Abu Gharib district in Baghdad, leaving a civilian wounded,” the source told Iraqi website Alghad Press.
“A security force sealed off the blast site and carried the injured into a nearby hospital for treatment,” added the source.
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 five 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.
A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said that a total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 179 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September.
Of the overall figures, 71 ordinary civilians were killed.
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) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).