Policeman killed, five others wounded in two blasts, south of Baghdad

An explosion in Baghdad.

Baghdad ( A policeman was killed, five others were wounded as two bomb blasts took place south of Baghdad, security sources have said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Friday, the source said “a bomb placed on the side of the road in al-Rashid town, south of Baghdad, exploded on Friday targeting a police patrol. One personnel was killed, while two others were injured.

“Ambulances transferred the injured to the hospital and the victim to forensic medicine department. Security troops cordoned off the accident spot and conducted investigations.”

Meanwhile, a police source, who preferred anonymity, told AlSumaria News that three civilians were wounded in a bomb blast near a market in south of Baghdad.

The bomb, according to the source, was placed on the roadside near a market in al-Wardiya region in Mada’in district, south of Baghdad. The blast left three citizens wounded.

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.

According to a monthly count released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq, violence and armed conflicts left 824 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of May.

Nineveh came on top of the most affected governorates with 354 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 470 injured. Baghdad came in second place with 86 victims and 22 injured. Anbar came third with a total of 136 casualties (47 killed and 89 injured)

The total number of victims marked a rise from 317 Iraqis in April. In March, the victims reached 1115, according to UNAMI.

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