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Two bomb blasts rock Kirkuk, leaving four people wounded

A bomb explosion in Baghdad

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – Four people were wounded Wednesday as two bomb blasts rocked different sites in Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted as saying.

“An explosive charge fixed into a car went off in a district in central Kirkuk,” the source told Iraqi website Baghdad Today. “The explosion left three people injured,” added the source.

“Another booby-trapped vehicle went off near a power plant in Domeez area, in southern Kirkuk, leaving a person dead,” the source pointed out.

According to the source, “the wounded were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.”

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

A report by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said that a total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 179 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September.

Of the overall figures, 71 ordinary civilians were killed.

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured) and Salahuddin (09 killed and 38 injured).



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