Three army personnel killed, injured in northern Baghdad bomb blast

Iraqi youth carry a victim of a terrorist attack that targeted a vehicle in Baghdad. File Photo

Baghdad ( – Three army personnel were killed and injured Tuesday in a bomb explosion in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A roadside bomb exploded while an army patrol was passing by al- Tarmiyah district in northern Baghdad, leaving a soldier dead and two others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today.

Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were taken to hospital for treatment, the source said.

Earlier in the day, a security source said two civilians were killed in Baghdad after unidentified gunmen opened fire against them while in a vehicle.

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 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, the report added.

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