Two people wounded in blast southeast of Baghdad

Aftermath of Baghdad car bomb explosion. File photo.
Aftermath of Baghdad car bomb explosion. File photo.

Baghdad ( Two people were wounded on Thursday when a bomb blast rocked an area southeast of Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying.

The source told Alsumaria News that an explosive device placed next to commercial shops in Diyala Bridge region went off, wounding two persons.

A security force cordoned the area off, while ambulances carried the casualties to hospital, the source said.

Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after IS’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks.


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