Civilian killed, another wounded as bomb explodes southwest of Baghdad

Baghdad explosion.

Baghdad (  A civilian died and another sustained injuries on Tuesday when an explosive device exploded in a district in southwestern Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying.

The source told Alsumaria News that an IED planted on the side of a road near a popular market in Radwaniyah exploded on Tuesday morning, killing a civilian and wounding another.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

“A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July,” the UNAMI report said, noting that the security personnel casualties were excluded from the figures.

Baghdad was the second most affected province with 38 killed and 85 injured.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after IS’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks.

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