Civilian killed in bomb blast, west of Baghdad: Source

People gather at the scene of the twin bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed in an explosion caused by a bomb placed under his car, west of Baghdad, a security source said on Saturday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said “a bomb, placed under the vehicle of a civilian, went off in al-Zidan region in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad.”

The blast, according to the source, “left the civilian immediately killed.”

Security troops rushed to the blast scene and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.

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.

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).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014

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