Two people wounded in hand grenade explosion, east of Baghdad

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Baghdad ( Two people were wounded in a hand grenade explosion, east of Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said, “a hand grenade went off, this morning, targeting a house in Sabaa’ Qosour region, east of Baghdad, leaving two people wounded.”

Troops arrived to the accident spot, the source said, adding that the wounded were taken to hospital for treatment.

On Tuesday, a civilian was killed in an armed attack, carried out by unidentified people, south of Baghdad.

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.

A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 others were injured due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in September 2018, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad came on top of the worst affected Governorate, with 101 civilian casualties (31 killed, 70 injured), followed by Anbar (15 killed and 37 injured).
In December, Iraq announced gaining control on all the territories that were captured by Islamic State, since 2014.

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