North, eastern Baghdad blasts leave 12 casualties: sources

Aftermath of booby-trapped car explosion in east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( Two separate Blasts in northern and eastern Baghdad left 12 people dead and wounded on Tuesday, security sources were quoted saying.

An explosive device exploded near a popular market in Saba al-Bur region, north of the capital, killing one civilian and wounding seven others, according to sources quoted by Baghdad Today.

Another bomb exploded near commercial stores in Karghoulia, Nahrawan, southeast of Baghdad, killing one and wounding three others, according to sources.

Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.


The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after Islamic State’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks. The Iraqi government is currently battling the group out of its last havens in Kirkuk and Anbar.


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