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One person injured in southern Baghdad roadside bomb explosion

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Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was injured Sunday in a bomb blast south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A roadside bomb exploded at Hawr Rajab village in southern Baghdad,” the source told Alghad Press. “The explosion left one person, who was accidentally passing through the area, injured,” the source added.

Earlier in the day, four civilians were wounded as a bomb went off near stores in al-Mahmoudiya region, south of Baghdad.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, the report added.



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