Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people wounded as an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded on Thursday in northern the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source told AlSumaria News.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said that an IED was planted on the side of a road near a popular market in Shatt al-Taji, north of Baghdad, leaving four people injured.
“A security force surrounded the explosion scene and the four people were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment,” he added.
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.
Early today, an IED blast in southwest of Baghdad, left one dead and another wounded, AlSumaria reported.
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.
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.