Civilian killed in armed attack, southeast of Baghdad

Masked men while carrying out an armed attack. File photo.

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen, southeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in Jisr Diyala region, southeast of Baghdad, causing his immediate death.”

The victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

Last week, a civilian was wounded as unidentified gunmen attacked him near his house in al-Hamamiyat region in Taji district, north of the capital.

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).

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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