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Iraqi civilian wounded as explosive charge rocks street markets in Baghdad

A bomb explosion in Baghdad


Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – An Iraqi citizen was wounded Sunday in a bomb blast in capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “A bomb placed near commercial markets in al-Taji district in northern Baghdad went off, leaving a civilian wounded.”

According to the source, the injured was moved to a hospital for treatment.

“Security force rushed to the blast site and opened a probe into the attack,” added the source.

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.

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 3 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.

Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence earlier in November with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.

Despite the group’s crushing defeat at its main havens across Iraq, Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks against troops with security reports warning that the militant group still poses a threat against stability in the country.

 


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