Civilian injured in bomb blast, north of Baghdad: Source

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Baghdad ( A civilian was injured as a bomb blast took place, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji district, went off today, leaving a civilian wounded.”

Troops transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

On Sunday, a civilian was killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in Jisr Diyala, southeast 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).
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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014

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