Iraqi soldier wounded in bomb blast in northern Baghdad

Security men stand near a site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad

Baghdad ( An Iraqi soldier was wounded on Thursday when an explosive device went off in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

Baghdad Today quoted the source saying that the bomb was placed on the side of a road in Khan, Tarimiya, north of the Iraqi capital. It exploded when a Iraqi army patrol was passing by, causing injuries to one soldier.

A total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed, while 177 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

Baghdad has witnessed almost daily bombings and armed attacks targeting civilians and security personnel since Islamic State militants took over a third of Iraqi territories in 2014 and even after the declaration of their defeat at the end of 2017. The group claimed responsibility for some of the bloodiest attacks in the Iraqi capital.


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