Two civilians wounded in northern Baghdad bomb blast

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Baghdad ( Two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, north of Baghdad, a security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “ a bomb, placed on the side of Tarmiyah road, north of Baghdad, went off, leaving two civilians wounded as they were passing near the explosion.”

Security troops, according to the source, “cordoned off the blast scene, while the ambulance transferred the wounded to nearby hospital.”

A total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed, while 177 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

As many as 3,298 civilians were killed and 4,781 others were wounded in 2017, excluding Anbar civilian casualty figures for November and December, which are not available, UNAMI said in a report in December.

Thousands of IS 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.

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