Two civilians injured in IED explosion west of Baghdad

A car bomb explosion. File Photo

Baghdad ( An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on Sunday in western Baghdad, wounding two civilians a security source told Alsumaria news.

“An IED, planted on the side of a road in Radwaniyah area, west of Baghdad, exploded early today, leaving two civilians wounded,” the source said.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that a security force arrived to the explosion scene and cordoned it off. The two injured were taken to a nearby hospital.

On Friday, three civilians were reported wounded in an IED blast northern Baghdad.

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

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.

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