Civilian killed, three others wounded in two bomb blasts, northeast of Diyala

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Diyala ( Four people were killed and injured in two bomb blasts, northeast of Baquba in Diyala, a security source said on Saturday.

In remarks to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “a civilian was killed, while two others were injured as a bomb, placed on an agricultural road, near Zaghneya region, northeast of Baquba, went off.”

Moreover, “a farmer was wounded as a bomb exploded in Zahra village, near al-Abbara town, northeast of Baquba.”

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

Thousands of militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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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