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One killed, 4 wounded in Baghdad blast

Baghdad explosion (representational photo).
Baghdad explosion (representational photo).

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed and four others were injured in a bombing that targeted a cattle market west of Baghdad.

A source was quoted by Waradana.net as saying that the IED targeted a popular cattle market in Abu Gharib, adding that security cordoned the area off.

Earlier on Thursday, Interior Ministry spokesperson Saad Maan said in a statement that another explosion killed one person at al-Shaab district, north of Baghdad. He aso stated that several people were wounded when two bombs exploded in two cars in al-Sadr city and Bab al-Sheikh.

No party claimed responsibility for the bombings, but Islamic State militants had claimed earlier explosions in the capital and other Iraqi cities.

Since 2014, violence surged in Iraq with the Islamic State militants taking over wide areas of the country, and the United Nations said earlier this month that 58000 people died since then. UN statistics say 3150 Iraqis were either killed or wounded in violence during October alone, with Baghdad marked as the most hit.

Observers believe ISIS have begun to target several areas across Iraq to divert security focus on Mosul, where the group fights to defend its last bastion in Iraq under the brunt of continuous advancements by Iraqi government and popular troops.



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