Iraqi civilian killed in Baghdad bomb explosion

An explosion site in Baghdad. File photo

Baghdad ( – An Iraqi civilian was killed Tuesday after a bomb fixed to his car exploded in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A bomb planted under a car went off while the car was passing by al-Radwaniyah district in southwestern Baghdad, leaving the driver killed,” the source told Alghad Press website.

According to the source, the body was moved to the forensic medicine department, and a probe was launched into the attack.”

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in its monthly statement on the number of casualties in Iraq.

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the statement, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), followed by Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) and then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured). Anbar suffered a total of 7 civilian casualties (none killed, 7 injured).


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