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Iraq civilian wounded in car bomb blast in Baghdad

A group of people gather outside an explosion site in Baghdad. File photo

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – A civilian was wounded Sunday in a car bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “An explosive charge fixed into a car went off at Bub al-Sham neighborhood in northern Baghdad, leaving the driver wounded.”

“Security forces cordoned off the blast site and opened a probe into the incident,” the source said.

“The injured civilian was moved to the nearest hospital for treatment,” added the source.

According to the latest casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed and another 177 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March.

In its monthly statement released earlier this month, the UN agency said the number of civilians killed, excluding police, was 84, while 164 others were injured.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 124 civilian casualties (33 killed, 91 injured), followed by Salahuddin with 12 killed and 26 injured, and Anbar with 11 killed and 22 injured.

Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, the Islamic State group is expected to be behind many.



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