Civilian killed in armed attack, southwest of Baghdad

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

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

“Unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian near his house located in al-Radwaniyah region, southwest of Baghdad, causing his immediate death,” the source told Alghad Press on Monday.

“The victim’s body was taken to the forensic medicine department. Security troops conducted investigations,” the source added.

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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