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Western Baghdad blast leaves 1 killed, 3 wounded

Baghdad explosion.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A bomb explosion left one dead and three wounded in western Baghdad on Tuesday, security sources in the Iraqi capital were quoted saying.

An explosive device placed near a popular market in Sobeihat, Abu Gharib, west of the capital, exploded, killing one and wounding three, Alghad Press quoted the sources saying.

Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

Baghdad

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016.

While most of of the explosions and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after Islamic State’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks. The Iraqi government is currently battling the group out of its last havens in Kirkuk and Anbar.

 

 



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