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Three civilians injured in roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad

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


Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Three civilians were injured Monday in a roadside bomb blast in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, the source said, “A roadside explosive charge went off near a popular market at al-Nahrawan area in southeastern Baghdad, leaving three civilians injured.”

“A security force rushed to the blast site and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source added.

On Sunday, an explosive charge planted near a café at al-Saheroon neighborhood in the Iraqi capital went off, leaving one person dead and four others injured.

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.

Last month, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.


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