Civilian killed, seven others wounded in two blasts north, south of Baghdad

Aftermath of booby-trapped car explosion in east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( One civilian was killed, seven others were wounded in two bomb blasts that occurred in north and south of Baghdad, a security source said.

“One person was killed, while two others were injured as an IED, placed near a wholesale store in al-Hamamiyat village in Taji region, north Baghdad, went off,” the source told Baghdad Today on Wednesday.

“Five others were injured due to a blast caused by a bomb, placed near a market in al-Mahmoudiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source added.

On Tuesday, six people were reportedly killed and injured in two blasts in north and west of Baghdad.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

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