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Civilian wounded in bomb blast, southeast of Baghdad

Iraqi policemen stand guard outside a Baghdad police academy that was the target of a suicide car bombing on Sunday. CNN


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was wounded in a bomb blast, southeast of Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “a bomb, placed near stores in al-Mada’in district, southeast of Baghdad, went off, in the afternoon, injuring a civilian, who was passing when the explosion occurred.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment. Investigations were conducted.”

On Wednesday, seven people were killed, while 25 others were injured as a bomb blast took place, north of Baghdad

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

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.


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