Eight persons wounded in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Bomb blast that hit Ebeidi, east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( Eight persons were wounded on Thursday in a bomb blast in north of Baghdad, a security source said.

“An IED went off near stores in al-Falahat village in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, leaving eight persons wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Moreover, “unknown gunmen robbed a civilian’s vehicle threatening his with weapons in al-Ebeidi region, east of the capital,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said. “They [gunmen] stole it and ran away.”

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 monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The total figure of September’s casualties marked an increase from the figure in August, which reached 297 Iraqis dead and wounded.

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