Civilian killed, four others wounded in gunfire, blast in northern Baghdad

Bomb blast in eastern Baghdad Ebeidi region.

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, four others were wounded in gunfire, IED blast that took place in north Baghdad, police sources said on Sunday.

“Unknown armed persons opened fire against a civilian while getting out of his house in al-Rashidiya, causing his immediate death,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “security troops cordoned off the accident spot.”

Meanwhile, another police source said, “A bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Mushahda region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, exploded in the morning causing injury of four civilians.”

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.

Violence and armed conflicts claimed the lives of 317 Iraqis, and caused injuries to 403 others during the month of April, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Nineveh, where U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops are caught up in battles against Islamic State militants in Mosul since October, came on top of the most affected governorate, with 276 casualties (153 killed, 123 injured). Baghdad Governorate came next with 55 killed and 179 injured. Salahuddin came third, with 15 killed and 43 injured.

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