Two people killed wounded in bomb blasts in Baghdad

Firemen stand near a blast site in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

Baghdad ( Two people were killed and injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

“Unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade against house of a coffee shop owner in al-Saheroun district in Jisr Diyala region, causing his immediate death,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “a bomb placed under a vehicle of a civilian went off in al-Mahmoudiya village, leaving him injured.”

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked second place, with 14 killed and 37 injured, and Diyala had 12 killed and 11 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, 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.

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