Six people killed, injured in attack, bomb blast in Baghdad

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Baghdad ( Six persons were killed and injured in an armed attack and bomb blast in north and south of Baghdad, security sources said on Thursday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, one of the sources, who preferred anonymity, said, “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a security checkpoint of Tribal Mobilization Forces in al-Sayyed Abdullah region, south of Baghdad. One personnel was killed, while two others were wounded.

Meanwhile, another source said “a bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji region, north of Baghdad, which left three persons wounded.”

The sources added that the victim was taken to forensic medicine department, while the wounded were transferred to hospital for treatment.

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.

The total figure marked a decline from last month’s, which reached more than 500 civilians. The victims went down from 196, while the injured decreased down from 381.

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