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One killed, another wounded in armed attack north of Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One Iraqi was killed and another one was wounded Thursday when armed gunmen shot at them in northern Baghdad, according to security source.

Alghad Press quoted a security source saying that unknown gunmen shot dead a foodstuff store owner and wounded two others in Husseiniya, north of the capital.

The motivation behind the shooting was not known yet.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and gun attacks since Islamic State militants emerged in 2014 to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate”.

A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The number of civilians killed in November (not including police) was 114, while the number of injured (not including police) was 264, UNAMI said in its monthly release on Sunday.

Of those figures, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties (51 killed, 150 injured). Salahaddin Governorate followed, with 24 killed and 60 injured, and Kirkuk had 12 killed and 28 injured.

UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for the month of November.


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