Five people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in west, south of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, while four others were wounded in two bomb explosion in south and west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “A bomb exploded today at a car of a civilian at al-Furat district, west of Baghdad, which caused his immediate death.”

“Security troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department and conducted investigations,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Moreover, “another bomb went off near stores at al-Yusufyia region, south of Baghdad, leaving four people wounded,” the source said. All were transferred to hospital for treatment.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured.

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.

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