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Three tribal fighters killed, wounded in bomb blast, south of Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three tribal fighters were killed and wounded in a bomb blast in south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

“A bomb explosion targeted a car while personnel of the Tribal Mobilization Forces were inside in Hour Rajab region, south of Baghdad,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“The blast left one killed and two others wounded,” the source added.

Moreover, the source said that another bomb explosion took place “near stores at al-Latifiya region, south of the capital, leaving three people wounded.”

In December, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured.

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.


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