Over 200 Iraqis killed, injured due to violence, terrorism during June: UNAMI

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Baghdad ( A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

“The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel,” the report said.

“Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of June, the number of civilians killed (not including police) was 68, while the number of injured (not including police) was 118,” the report read.

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured). Anbar suffered a total of 7 civilian casualties (none killed, 7 injured).

“Figures are updated until 30 June 2018, inclusive,” the report concluded.

94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State group, previously in December, however, observers warn that the group still poses a security threat with sleeper cells.

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