Police conscript killed in armed attack near house, west of Baghdad

An explosion site in Baghdad

Baghdad ( A police conscript has been killed as gunmen opened fire against him in west of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a police conscript in al-Bakriya region, west of Baghdad.”

“The victim succumbed to death near his house,” the source added.

Earlier today, a bomb explosion took place in al-Radwaniya district, west Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and five others wounded. Moreover, two other civilians were wounded as a bomb went off in al-Rashdiya neighborhood, north of Baghdad.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 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, UNAMI said in a report in December.

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