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One person killed, another injured in Baghdad explosion

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed and another was injured in a bomb explosion south of Baghdad on Wednesday, a security source said.

“A bomb exploded near a power generation facility at al-Suwaib neighborhood in Baghdad, leaving the facility’s owner dead and a passer-by injured,” the source told Baghdad Press.

He added that the dead body was carried to the forensic medicine department, while the injured was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the day, two people were injured in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

“An explosive device planted near a market in Suleikh region in Baghdad went off, leaving two civilians injured,” the source said.

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.

About 114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on November 8.

Baghdad was the most affected province, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.


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