Four people killed, injured in bomb blast, west of Sinjar

A bomb explosion. File photo.

Sinjar ( Four persons were killed and injured as a bomb blast occurred west of Sinjar, a Yazidi activist was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Farhan Ibrahim, Yazidi activist, said, “a bomb, placed inside a school in a village near al-Domeiz district, west of Sinjar, exploded while four persons were accessing the school.”

“The blast left two victims and two wounded,” Ibrahim said.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

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