Civilian killed, police conscript wounded in two armed attacks in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a bomb attack in the city of Kerbala, Iraq June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, while a police conscript was wounded in two armed attacks in Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, a source said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in Shohadaa al-Bayaa region, south of Baghdad, which left him immediately killed.”

Moreover, another source said “gunmen on a motorbike opened fire against a police conscript in a district in northeast of Baghdad, leaving him seriously wounded.”

The attackers, according to the source, “stole his salary before running away.”

The victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, while the wounded was transferred to hospital, the sources added.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

3298 civilians were killed and 4781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, the report added.

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