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Civilian killed, four others injured in bomb blast in Iraq’s Tikrit

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Tikrit (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while four others were injured in a bomb blast in Tikrity city in Salahuddin, the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the center said “a bomb went off behind a fuel station in Tikrit city, leaving a civilian killed and four others injured.”

Moreover, the center added, “another bomb exploded under a vehicle on Street 40 in Tikrit. No casualties were reported.”

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.

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) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).

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


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