Four civilians killed, injured in bomb blast, armed attack in Baghdad

Masked men while carrying out an armed attack. File photo.

Baghdad ( Four civilians were killed and injured in a bomb blast and armed attack in south and west of Baghdad, security source said on Thursday.

“A bomb went off near the industrial district in al -Latifiya region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“The blast left one civilian killed and two others wounded,” the source said, adding that the wounded were taken to hospital, while the victim was transferred to forensic medicine department.

Moreover, the source, who preferred anonymity, said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian near his house in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad.”

“The victim succumbed to death before arriving to hospital,” the source added.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for 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 saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

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