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Civilian killed in armed attack, two others wounded in IED blast in Baghdad

Unknown gunmen opened fire early today towards an electrical appliances shop owner in Taji city. File photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed on Tuesday in an armed attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, while two others were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion, Alsumaria News reported.

A police source said unknown gunmen opened fire early today towards an electrical appliances shop owner in Taji district, north of Baghdad, leaving him dead.

“A security force arrived to the crime scene and took the body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added.

Meanwhile, two other civilians were wounded in IED explosion near a local market in al-Radwaniyah area, west of Baghdad.

Ambulances transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive the needed treatment, a police source told Alsumaria.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).


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