Three people wounded in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Iraqi security forces inspect a site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad ( Three people were wounded in a bomb blast, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb, was placed near the industrial district in Taji region, today, leaving three people wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene and prevented the civilians to approach the area fearing further blasts,” the source said, adding that the ambulances transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment.

A total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed, while 177 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

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, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

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.

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