Four people wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad ( Four people were injured in two bomb blasts that took place on Saturday in Baghdad, security sources said.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji district, went off leaving three persons wounded,” a police source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that “security troops cordoned off the blast scene, while ambulances transferred the wounded to nearest hospital for treatment.”

Moreover, another security source told Baghdad Today website that an explosion took place in al-Jihad district, southwest of Baghdad, leaving a civilian wounded.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 injured.

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.

Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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