Two people wounded as bomb blast targets mayor’s house in Kirkuk

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Kirkuk ( – An Iraqi security source said on Monday that two people were wounded in a bomb blast near a mayor’s house in central Kirkuk.

Speaking to Alforat News website, the source said that “a bomb placed outside a mayor’s house in a district in central Kirkuk went off Monday afternoon, leaving two people wounded.”

“The injured were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was opened into the attack,” added the source.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said that a man was arrested in Karbala governorate for pretending to be a policeman.

“The arrested was handed over to the competent judicial bodies for interrogation,” Maan noted.

A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 117 others were injured due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

“Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of August, the number of civilians killed (not including police) was 82, while the number of injured (not including police) was 113,” the statement read.

The worst affected province, according to the statement, was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

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