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Two people wounded in bomb blast, northeast Baghdad: Source

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad. Khalid al Mousily/Reuters

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, northeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb went off near a coffee shop in Jisr Diyala region, leaving two people slightly wounded.”

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and conducted investigations. The wounded were taken to hospital for treatment,” the source added.

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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