Three people wounded in booby-trapped car explosion in Tikrit

The explosion of a booby-trapped vehicle. File photo.

Tikrit ( Three people were wounded in a booby-trapped car explosion in Tikrit, Salahuddin province, a security source said on Saturday.

“A controlled explosion of a vehicle occurred as it was parked in the yard that faces the old recruitment building in Tikrit,” the source told Alghad Press. “It left three people wounded.”

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.

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.

In December, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014. However, the group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.

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