Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three people were wounded as result of the bomb blast that took place in central Kikuk, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.
A statement by the Security Media Center said “a terrorist assault carried out using a booby-trapped parked vehicle in central Kirkuk, left three people wounded. They were taken to hospital for treatment.”
A security source previously told Baghdad Today website that the blast that rocked Tes’ein district in Kirkuk left five people injured.
A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The worst affected province was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).
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.