Seven people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Firemen stand near a blast site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Baghdad ( Seven people were killed and injured as two bomb blasts took place in Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying on Friday.

“A bomb went off near a market in al-Nahrawan region, southeast of Baghdad, leaving one person killed and two others wounded,” a security source told Baghdad Today website.

Earlier on the day, another source said, “four persons were killed and wounded as a bomb exploded in west of Baghdad.”

The blast took place in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, according to the source, “One person was killed, while three others were injured.”

The wounded were taken to hospital for treatment, while the victims were taken to forensic medicine department, the source said.

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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