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Four people wounded in bomb blast, west of Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people were wounded in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “a bomb, planted near a market in al-Jihad district, went off, this evening. Four people, including a women, were injured.”

Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the blast scene, while ambulances transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment.”

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.


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