Twelve persons killed, injured in two blasts in Baghdad

A ravaged marketplace in Mosul.

Baghdad ( Twelve persons were killed and injured in two separate blasts in north and south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

“A bomb went off near stores in al-Mada’in in Dar’iya village, south of Bagdhad, leaving four persons killed,” the source told Baghdad Today on Friday.

Moreover, the source said, “a bomb exploded near a market in Tarmiyah, in al-Mushahada village, north of Bagdhad, leaving a person killed and six others wounded.”

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.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

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