Three civilians wounded in western Baghdad bomb blast

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Baghdad ( Three civilians were wounded as a bomb blast took place in west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

“A bomb went off near stores in a village near al-Nahrawan town, west of Baghdad,” the source said. “The blast left only three civilians wounded.”

Ambulances, according to the source, “rushed to the blast spot and transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment.”

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, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Thousands of IS 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.

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