Iraqi civilian killed in armed attack south of Baghdad

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Baghdad ( – An Iraqi citizen was killed Wednesday in an armed attack in southern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News TV channel, the source said that unidentified gunmen opened fire at a civilian in Arab Jibor neighborhood, south of Baghdad.

The attack resulted in the death of the civilian, added the source.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

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