Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Twelve people were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in north and west of Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying.
“A bomb, placed near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour region in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, exploded,” a source told Baghdad Today on Friday.
“The blast left a civilian killed and six others wounded,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added. “Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, while the victim was taken to the forensic medicine department.”
In related news, another bomb blast occurred in west of Baghdad leaving five people wounded.
“A bomb went off near a market in al-Radwaniya region, west of Baghdad,” another source added.
“The blast left five people wounded,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, said.
According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.
The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.
The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.