Mortar missile, IED blast leave civilian killed, six others wounded in Baghdad

An explosion in Baghdad.

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, while three others were wounded as a mortar missile fell on west of Baghdad, a police source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “unknown persons fired several mortar missiles. One of them fell near a house in Hamid Shaaban region, west of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and three others wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the accident spot and transferred the injured to the hospital, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department,” the source who preferred anonymity added.

Moreover, three civilians were wounded in an IED blast in southern Baghdad, an anonymous police source told AlSumaria News.

“An IED placed near a sheep market in al-Suwaib region in southern Baghdad exploded on Wednesday leaving three civilians injured.

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

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