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Six people killed, injured in bomb blast near Baghdad market

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Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – One person was killed and five others were injured in a bomb blast south of Baghdad on Sunday, a security source told Baghdad Today.

“An explosive charge went off near a popular market at al-Wehda district in southern Baghdad, leaving one person dead and five others injured,” the source said.

“Ambulances immediately rushed to the blast site and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

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.

Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

A total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Excluding police, the number of civilians killed in November was 114, while the number of injured was 264, UNAMI said in its monthly release.

Of those figures, Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties (51 killed, 150 injured). Salahaddin Governorate followed, with 24 killed and 60 injured, and Kirkuk had 12 killed and 28 injured. UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for the month of November.


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