Civilian injured in armed attack, north of Baghdad: Source

Unidentified gunmen attack a checkpoint of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi

Baghdad ( A civilian was injured in an attack carried out by unidentified gunmen, north of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “unidentified gunmen attacked, this morning, a civilian near his house in al-Hamamiyat region in Taji district, leaving him profoundly wounded.”

Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the accident scene and transferred the wounded to hospital.”

Last week, a civilian was killed in an armed attack in al-Mada’in region, south of the capital.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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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