Six civilians killed, injured in two bomb blasts, south Baghdad

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Baghdad ( Six civilians were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in south Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

“A civilian was killed, while three others were wounded as a bomb blast occurred in Arab al-Jabour region, Al-Doura, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

Another bomb, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “went off at al-Wardiya region in Mada’in, leaving two civilians wounded.”

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

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