Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while two soldiers were wounded in two IED blasts in northern Baghdad, security sources said on Monday.
“A bomb, placed under a civilian’s car, exploded at al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, leaving the driver killed,” the police source told Ikhnews. Security services cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the victim to forensic medicine department.
Another blast took place as a bomb blast targeted an army patrol.
“An IED went off targeting an army patrol while passing at al-Falahat village in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad,” security source told Baghdad Today. “Two personnel were wounded,” he added.
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.
Security members, paramilitary groups and civilians are targeted by bombings and armed attacks since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.
More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.