Six people, including security personnel, killed, wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad ( Six people, including security personnel, were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in south of Baghdad, security sources said on Saturday.

“A bomb exploded near a market in al-Yusufiya region, south of Baghdad, leaving one person killed and three others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today. “Ambulance rushed to the blast spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department.”

Moreover, two tribal fighters were injured in another bomb explosion in south of the capital.

“A bomb went off, today, on the side of a road in Arab Jabour region, south of Baghdad, targeting a patrol of the Tribal Mobilization Forces,” another source told Alghad Press.

“The blast left two personnel wounded,” the source added. “Security cordoned off the explosion scene and conducted investigations , while the wounded were taken to hospital.”

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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