Security personnel injured in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Baghdad ( A security personnel were wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the road in Tarmiyah region in Baghdad, went off targeting a vehicle with a conscript on board.”

The security personnel, according to the source, “was seriously wounded.”

Baghdad has recently seen significant security stability, however, some bomb blasts take place in sporadic regions across the capital every now and then.

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).

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).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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