Five people injured in two bomb explosions, north of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad ( Five civilians were injured in two bomb explosions, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Friday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb placed by unidentified people near a playground in Sabaa al-Bor region, north of Baghdad, left three civilians injured.”

Earlier today, a police source said two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, north of the capital.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, went off, today, leaving two people injured,” the source said.

The injured, according to the sources, were taken to hospitals for treatment.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

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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