Civilian killed, 10 wounded in two southern Baghdad bomb blasts

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Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, ten others, including policemen, were wounded in two blasts in southern Baghdad on Sunday, security sources said.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, a source said, “an IED went off near a market in al-Yusufiya region, south of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and seven others wounded,”

Security services, according to the source, rushed to the accident spot. Ambulances transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were taken to hospital.

Moreover, another police source told Ikhnews website that three police personnel were wounded as “bomb, planted on side of the road, in al-Sayyed Abdullah region, south of Baghdad, exploded targeting police patrol.”

The wounded were taken to hospital, while police conducted investigations, the source added.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

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