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Two bomb blasts leave 12 persons killed, injured, south Baghdad

Aftermath of a car bomb explosion. File photo.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed, while eleven others were wounded in two bomb blasts in south of Baghdad, a source said.

“The first blast occurred when a bomb exploded near stores in al-Dawanem region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving four persons wounded,” the source said.

In yusufiya, south of the capital, the second blast took place when “a bomb exploded near a market leaving one person killed and seven others wounded,” the source added.

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 196 civilians were killed, while 381 others were wounded due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of September. The fatalities included 10 foreign nationals. Baghdad was the most affected province with 37 deaths and 157 injuries. Dhi Qar province came in the second place with 82 killed and 93 injured. Anbar came in the third place with 20 killed and 46 injured.

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.



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