War correspondent injured in armed attack against house in Salahuddin

Security forces search a car following a shooting attack in Baghdad

Salahuddin ( A war correspondent has been injured in an armed attack that targeted his house in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “unidentified gunmen attacked house of correspondent Ghanem Mutshar abdul Hayy in the western side of Shirqat town in Salahuddin, leaving him injured.’’

“Security troops transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

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 (8 killed, 34 injured) and Nineveh (13 killed and 05 injured).

Thousands of Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition was launched in October 2016.

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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