Nine persons were killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Aftermath of booby-trapped car explosion in east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( Nine persons were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said on Wednesday.

“A bomb placed near stores in al-Nahrawan region, southeast of Baghdad, exploded on Wednesday, leaving a civilian killed and five others wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene, while ambulances transferred the wounded to nearby hospitals,”

Another blast occurred on Wednesday in northern Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounded two others.

“A bomb, planted near a market in al-Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving a person killed and two others wounded,” another source said.

“The wounded were taken to hospital, while the victim was transferred to forensic medicine department. Investigations were conducted,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Violence 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.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.

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