Three people wounded in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

People gather at the scene of the twin bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)

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

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “three people were wounded as a bomb blast took place in Adan Square in Kadhimiya region in Baghdad.”

The bomb, according to the source, was placed inside a vehicle. “The wounded were transferred to nearby hospital for treatment.”

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said 94 Iraqis were killed, while 163 others were wounded due to Violence and armed conflicts during the month of May.

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.

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.

Thousands of Islamic State 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.

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