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Three people injured in Islamic State attack on Baghdad-Kirkuk road

Members of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) arrive at the scene of an attack outside warehouses where ballots from the May 12 parliamentary vote were stored in the northern multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk early on July 1, 2018. Marwan Ibrahim / AFP


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three people were wounded as Islamic State militants attacked civilians on board of a bus on Baghdad-Kirkuk road, a security source from the capital said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “Islamic State members attacked, in the evening, an armed attack on a bus carrying civilians on Baghdad-Mosul, which left three people, including a child, injured.”

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, “cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment.”

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. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.


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