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Three people wounded in southern Baghdad bomb blast

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


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were wounded in a bomb blast that took place, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

“A bomb, placed near a market, in al-Mahmoudiya district, south of Baghdad, occurred leaving three people injured,” the source told Alghad Press.

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 injured.

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.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members. However, 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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