Six killed, wounded in IED blast southwest of Baghdad


Six people were killed and wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device went off in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to security sources.

The sources told Baghdad Today that an explosive device planted near commercial stores in Haswa, Abu Gharib, exploded, killing one and wounding five others.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

One-hundred and fourteen Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during October, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, coming in the first place with 177 civilian casualties (38 killed, 139 injured). Anbar province followed with 36 killed and 55 injured, and then Kirkuk with 18 killed and 33 injured.

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Source: Iraqi News