Civilian killed in armed attack, south of Baghdad: Source

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed in an armed attack, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in al-Dawanem region, south of Baghdad, leaving him dead.”

Security services, according to the source, “transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while investigations were conducted.”

On Monday, another civilian was killed as unidentified gunmen attacked him near his house located in al-Radwaniyah region, southwest of Baghdad.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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.

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