Three civilians wounded in northern Baghdad bomb blast

Bomb blast in eastern Baghdad Ebeidi region.

Baghdad ( Three persons were wounded in a blast in northern Baghdad, a police source said on Saturday.

“A bomb placed on the side of the road near a market in al-Taji region, northern Baghdad, exploded on Saturday, leaving three persons wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that the wounded were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

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.

Despite the group’s defeat in its main havens across Iraqi provinces, observers believe the group may still constitute a security threat.

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