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Civilian killed in armed attack, north of Baghdad: Source

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an armed attack, north of the capital Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in Boub al-Sham region, causing his immediate death.”

Over 70 civilians were killed, while more than 170 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict during the month of September, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

On Monday, five people were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in al-Shaab region, north of Baghdad.

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).

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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.



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