Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on Thursday in southwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, leaving one dead and another wounded, a source from the police said according to Alsumaria News.
“A man died and his wife injured in al-Nahrawan area, southeast of Baghdad, when they rode a bicycle but with an IED fitted beneath it” the source said.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that a security force arrived to the explosion scene and moved the body of the dead man to the forensic medicine department and his wife to a nearby hospital.
Violence and armed conflicts left more than 700 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of June, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad came second in terms of casualties, with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.
Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents, and is believed to be behind all of the attacks.