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Seven people killed, injured, 14 bombs found in Baghdad

Bomb blast in eastern Baghdad Ebeidi region.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Seven people were killed and injured in a bomb blast in south of Baghdad, police source said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Sunday, the source said, “a bomb, placed near a market in al-Nahrawan region, south of Baghdad, exploded in the morning, leaving a person killed and six others wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and prevented approaching. Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

In related news, The Baghdad Operations Command announced confiscating an amount of explosives that were left by Islamic State militants in west of the capital.

“Security troops seized 14 bombs of different shapes and sizes from the remnants of IS, while inspecting al-Thiban region, west of Baghdad,” the command said in a statement.

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.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.



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