Six persons killed, injured in two IED blasts north, west of Baghdad

Bomb blast that hit Ebeidi, east of Baghdad

Baghdad ( Six persons were killed and injured in two blasts in north and west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

“An IED exploded near a market in Khan Dhari in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and four others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today on Tuesday.

“Another bomb targeted an army patrol in al-Houra village in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, leaving one conscript injured,” the source said.

Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital and the victim to forensic medicine department, the source said.

On Monday, six civilians were wounded as an IED blast occurred near a market in al-Dawanem region in southwestern Baghdad

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.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

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