Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was killed on Tuesday in a car bomb blast in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “An owner of a construction company was killed after a bomb fixed to his vehicle went off at al-Tobji area in western Baghdad.”
“A security force rushed to the blast site and carried the dead body to the forensic medicine department,” the source added.
According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission in 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 represented a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
According to the organization, 3298 Iraqi civilians were killed and 4781 were wounded in violence and armed conflict in 2017.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in Iraq earlier this month with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.