Three Iraqis wounded as two bomb blasts rock Diyala

A bloodstained puddle could be seen on the square after a bomb attack in Baghdad

Diyala ( – Three Iraqi people, including a policeman, were wounded Wednesday in two separate bomb attacks in northeastern Diyala, a security source from the province was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said that two civilians were wounded when a bomb exploded on an agricultural road on the outskirts of Jalawla, 70 km northeast of Baqubah.

“Another bomb attack targeted a police patrol near Khanaqin city, 100 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving a policeman injured,” the source further said.

He added that the injured were moved to hospital for treatment and security forces launched a probe into the two attacks.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).

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