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Two people killed, nine wounded in two bomb blasts, north of Baghdad

People gather at the scene of the twin bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (Xinhua/Khalil Dawood)


Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eleven people were killed and injured as two bomb blasts took place on Friday, north of Baghdad, security sources said.

“A bomb went off near the industrial district in Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving four persons injured,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

Earlier on the day, a security source said seven people were killed and injured in an explosion, north of the capital.

“A bomb exploded near stores in al-Mushahada region in Tarmiyah, northern Baghdad,” the source said.

“The blast left two people killed and five others wounded,” the source said. “Ambulances rushed to the blast scene and transferred the wounded to hospital and the victims to forensic medicine department.”

According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country.

The worst affected province was Baghdad with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured.

The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.

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, the report added.


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