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Tribal fighter killed, another injured in armed attack in southern Baghdad

A bomb explosion. File photo.


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A tribal fighter was killed, while another one was injured in an armed attack against checkpoint in southern Baghdad, a police source said.

“Unknown gunmen attacked, Saturday, a checkpoint of the tribal mobilization fighters at al-Taqa region, located south of Baghdad,” an anonymous source told AlSumaria News.

The attack, according to the source, “left a tribal fighter killed and another injured.”

In related news, a police source said two civilians were injured in a bomb blast in western Baghdad.

“A bomb, placed on the side of al-Sakalat street in western Baghad, exploded on Saturday, leaving two persons wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Security cordoned the accident spot and transferred the injured to hospital, the source added.

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.


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