Ten people killed, wounded in three bomb blasts in Baghdad

A firefighter hoses down a street after a suicide bomb attack in the city of Kerbala, Iraq June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Baghdad ( A civilian was killed, while nine persons were wounded on Saturday in three bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji region, north of Baghdad, exploded,” the source told Alghad Press. “The blast left three persons wounded.”

Moreover, two policemen were wounded in another blast in south of Baghdad.

“A bomb, placed on the side of the road in Hour Rajab region, south of Baghdad, exploded while a police patrol was passing, leaving two personnel wounded,” the source said.

“Security cordoned the blast spot and transferred the injured to nearby hospital,” he added.

In a third blast, one person was killed, while four others were wounded in northwest Baghdad.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “a bomb exploded near stores in Sabaa al-Bour region, leaving one killed and four wounded.

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 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

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.

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