One killed, seven wounded in separate IED explosions in Baghdad

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Baghdad ( A civilian was killed and seven others were wounded in two separate explosions in Baghdad on Thursday, according to Iraq Gate News.

A security source told Iraq Gate News that two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) exploded today in western and southern Baghdad, leaving one dead and seven others injured.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that a security force arrived to the explosion scene and cordoned it off. The two injured were taken to a nearby hospital and the body was taken to the forensic medicine department.

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.

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

More than 500 Iraqis were killed and injured during July due to violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

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