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Three civilians wounded in bomb blast, west of Baghdad

People gather at the scene of the twin bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were wounded as a bomb blast took place, west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted sayig on Wednesday.

“A bomb blast took place near a market in al-Nasr wal Salam region in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad, leaving three people injured,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

Security troops, according to the source, “arrived to the accident spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment.”

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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, UNAMI said in a report in December.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country.

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.


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