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Twelve people killed, injured in attack, bomb blasts in Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Nine persons, including a militiaman, were killed and injured in two accidents in Baghdad.

“A bomb targeted a vehicle of a militia man of Sahwa (Awakening) Councils in Latifiya, south of Baghdad, which caused his immediate death,” a security source told Baghdad Today on Friday.

Moreover, “a bomb exploded near a market in al-Mada’in district, southeast of Baghdad,” the source said. “The blast left one person killed and seven others wounded.”

Another source told AlSumaria News that “a bomb, placed on the side of the road in Suwaib region, went off leaving three people injured.”

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.

114 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), issued on Wednesday.

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.

The total figure marked a decline from last month’s, which reached more than 500 civilians. The victims went down from 196, while the injured decreased down from 381.


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