Nine persons, killed, injured in two blasts in Baghdad

A bomb blast site in Baghdad. File Photo

Baghdad ( Nine persons were killed and injured in two bomb blasts that occurred in south and west of Baghdad, security sources said on Friday.

“A bomb went off near a market in al-Wihda district, south of the capital,” a source told Alghad Press. “The blast left a civilian killed and six others wounded.”

Another blast took place as an IED targeted a police patrol in west of Baghdad.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, another source said, “a bomb, on the side of the road, at the Ibrahim bin Ali region, western Baghdad, exploded in the morning targeting police patrol.”

“The blast left two personnel wounded,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said adding that they were transferred to hospital for treatment.

iolence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

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

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