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Two people killed, injured in bomb blast, northeast of Diyala

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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two people were killed and injured in a bomb blast in a village at the outskirts of Diyala, an official said on Friday.

“A bomb, went off at a village inhabited by farmers at the outskirts of Khanaqin, northeast of Diyala, leaving one person killed and another injured,” the source told Alghad Press.

“The victim’s body was taken to forensic medicine department, while the injured was transferred to hospital for treatment,” the source added.

A total of 68 Iraqis were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April, according to casualty figures recorded 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.

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.

Thousands of Islamic State 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.


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