Three people wounded in northern Baghdad IED blast

Bomb blast in eastern Baghdad Ebeidi region.

[/caption] Baghdad ( Three persons were wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a police source said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Thursday, the source said, ” a bomb placed near stores in Shat al-Taji region, exploded in the evening leaving three persons wounded.”

“Security forces cordoned off the blast scene . The transferred were taken to hospital for treatment,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

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