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Two civilians injured in bomb explosion, north of Baghdad: Source

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday.

“A bomb, placed in al-Taji district, went off, today, leaving two civilians wounded,” the source told Almaalomah website.
Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the blast scene, while the wounded were transferred to hospital for treatment.”

A total of 76 people were killed and 129 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Diyala was the worst affected Governorate, according to the report, with 52 civilian casualties (16 killed, 36 injured), then came Kirkuk (10 killed, 36 injured) then Baghdad (19 killed and 18 injured).

Thousands of militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016 to fight the militant group, which declared a self-styled “caliphate” from Mosul in June 2014.

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.



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