Three tribal mobilization personnel wounded in southern Baghdad blast

Bomb blast in eastern Baghdad Ebeidi region.

Baghdad ( Three personnel of the tribal mobilization forces were wounded in an IED blast that targeted their patrol south of Baghdad, a security source said.

“Three tribal mobilization personnel were injured as a bomb placed near Hor Rajab village in southern Baghdad went off,” the source told Alghad Press on Wednesday. “The bomb was targeting a tribal mobilization patrol.”

Earlier this month, security source said three tribal mobilization personnel were killed and injured in a bomb blast that took place in al-Sheikh Hamad, northern Baghdad.

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.

Violence and armed conflicts claimed the lives of 317 Iraqis, and caused injuries to 403 others during the month of April, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Nineveh, where U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops are caught up in battles against Islamic State militants in Mosul since October, came on top of the most affected governorate, with 276 casualties (153 killed, 123 injured). Baghdad Governorate came next with 55 killed and 179 injured. Salahuddin came third, with 15 killed and 43 injured.

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