Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Eight people were killed and injured Wednesday in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “An explosive charge went off at al-Tarmiyah area in northern Baghdad, leaving three people injured.”
“Also, one person was killed and four others were wounded after a bomb exploded at Al-Mada’in district in Baghdad,” the source said
“Security forces rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were moved to hospital for treatment,” he added.
According to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.
The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.
The figures represented a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
According to the organization, 3298 Iraqi civilians were killed and 4781 were wounded in violence and armed conflict in 2017.
The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.