Five people wounded in two stun grenade blasts in east of Baghdad

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

Baghdad ( The Baghdad Operations Command has confirmed news about a blast caused by stun grenade near a spa center in east of Baghdad.

In a statement on Sunday, the command said, “a stun grenade went off near one of the spa centers in Zaytouna district in Baghdad, leaving a woman injured.”

Earlier on the day, a security source was quoted saying that four people were wounded as a stun grenade exploded near the Assyrian party headquarters.

“The blast that rocked al-Rubei’y district at Zaytouna region was caused by a sound bomb,” the source told AlSumaria News. “The blast left four persons injured.

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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