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Two people wounded in central Kirkuk bomb blast: Source

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Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Two people were wounded in a bomb blast in central Kirkuk, a security source from the province was quoted saying on Wednesday.

“A bomb was placed on the side of the road in al-Wasti district, central Kirkuk, went off,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

“The blast left two people injured,” he added.

On Tuesday, a security source said a blast was heard in the district in central Kirkuk, leaving no casualties.

Three Iraqi policemen were injured on Monday night as a bomb explosion targeted a police patrol on the main road linking Kirkuk to Riyadh district.

A total of 79 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 63 civilian casualties (30 killed, 33 injured), followed by Kirkuk (08 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.


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