Local official seriously wounded in bomb blast, west of Baghdad

The picture shows flames coming out of a booby-trapped car in Baghdad.

Baghdad ( A local official has been injured in a bomb blast, west of Baghdad, a security source said on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the road, went off, as a vehicle, with a member of the municipal council on board, was passing in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, causing him serious wounds.”

Ambulance, according to the source, “rushed to the blast spot and transferred the official to hospital for treatment.”

On Wednesday, the Security Media Center said confrontations occurred between Islamic State militants and security personnel as several members attacked the electricity towers in al-Buhairat region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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