Three people injured in bomb blast near Baghdad street market

A huge bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Three civilians were wounded Sunday in a bomb blast near a Baghdad market, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “An explosive charge went off near a busy street market at al-Fallahat village in al-Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad.”

“The explosion left three people wounded,” the source said, adding that the injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment, and security forces opened a probe into the incident.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured. UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for the month of January.

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