Four people wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

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

Baghdad ( Four people were wounded in a bomb blast and an attack against military checkpoint in Baghdad, sources from the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

“A bomb placed inside a bus that transfers commuters, went off, in the evening, at the northern entrance gate of Baghdad, leaving two civilians wounded,” one source told Baghdad Today website.

Moreover, another source said “a bomb exploded near a checkpoint of the Iraqi army in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, leaving a soldier and a civilian wounded.”

Security troops, according to the sources, cordoned off the two blast scenes and prevented approaching, while the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, twelve people were killed and injured as two bomb blasts took place inside a birds market, west of Baghdad.

Baghdad has recently seen significant security stability, however, some bomb blasts take place in sporadic regions across the capital every now and then.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

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