Three people killed, injured in southeastern Baghdad bomb blast

An IED explosion. File photo.

Baghdad ( Three persons were killed and injured in a bomb blast that took place on Sunday in southeast of Baghdad, a security source said.

“An explosive device, placed in al-Nahrawan region, southeast of Baghdad, went off,” the source told Alghad Press.

“The blast left one person killed and two others wounded,” the source added.

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 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The total figure of September’s casualties marked an increase from the figure in August, which reached 297 Iraqis dead and wounded.

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.

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