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Two civilians, tribal fighter wounded in Baghdad blasts

A car bomb explosion. File Photo


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians and a tribal fighter were injured two bomb blasts in Baghdad, security sources said on Thursday.

“A bomb blast took place near stores at al-Zidan region, in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, which left two civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast scene and prevented approach fearing further explosions,” the source added.

Moreover, another source told AlSumaria News that “ a bomb placed under a vehicle of one of the Tribal Mobilization Forces personnel went off in al-Latifiya region, which injured him.”

The wounded, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, was taken to hospital for treatment.

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 total of 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured, excluding police, in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in November, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties (51 killed, 150 injured). Salahuddin Governorate followed, with 24 killed and 60 injured, and Kirkuk had 12 killed and 28 injured.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State had occupied.


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