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Civilian killed, two tribal fighters wounded in two blasts in Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while two tribal fighters were wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said on Thursday.

“A bomb, placed under a civilian’s vehicle, exploded at al-Haswa region in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today. “The civilian succumbed to death after he was transferred to hospital.”

In related news, two tribal fighters were injured as a bomb blast took place in south of the capital.

“A bomb, placed at Sayyid Abdullah village, south of Baghdad, went off,” the source said adding that the explosion targeted a vehicle with two personnel of the Tribal Mobilization Forces on board.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that the two personnel were taken to hospital for treatment.

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 total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured, excluding police, in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties (51 killed, 150 injured). Salahuddin Governorate followed, with 24 killed and 60 injured, and Kirkuk had 12 killed and 28 injured.


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