Four civilians profoundly wounded in bomb blast, west of Anbar

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

Anbar ( Four civilians were wounded in a blast caused by a bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State in west of Anbar, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

“A bomb from the remnants of war against Islamic State went off as some civilians were passing by al-Majmaa region, in central Rawa town, west of Anbar, leaving four civilians profoundly wounded,” the source told BasNews. “They were transferred to hospital for treatment.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “headed to the accident spot and combed the area fearing other blasts that could target more civilians.”

The source added that “war remnants are still in some regions of Anbar due to the difficulty of locating them at the residential areas and main streets as well as desert and agricultural areas.”

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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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