Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi citizen was killed Sunday in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in eastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.
“Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a civilian near his house in al-Sadr city, east of Baghdad,” the source told Mawazin News.
“A civilian was killed in the attack,” added the source.
Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.