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Six killed, 27 injured in bombings in, around Iraqi capital

2 February 2016 15:24



Six people were killed and more than two dozen others injured in separate bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources said Tuesday.

A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least two civilians died and five others sustained injuries when an improvised explosive device went off close to a number of workshops in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of al-Talebiyah, the Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network reported.

A police officer also died and four others were injured when a roadside bomb targeted a security checkpoint in the town of Yusufiyah, located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad.

Earlier on Tuesday, a roadside bomb struck a commercial district in the capital’s southeastern neighborhood of Arab Jabour, leaving one civilian dead and four others wounded.

Additionally, a civilian was killed and eight others injured when an improvised explosive device blew up near an outdoor market in the al-A’amiriya neighborhood of western Baghdad.

Separately, a civilian was killed and six others were injured when a bomb attached beneath a car exploded in Sadr City, the mainly Shia district of eastern Baghdad.

People look at the damage near the al-Jawaher mall in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, the day after a bomb attack on January 12, 2016. (© AFP)

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 849 Iraqis were killed and 1,450 others injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in January.

According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 490. Violence also claimed the lives of 359 members of the Iraqi security forces. A great portion of the fatalities was recorded in Baghdad, where 299 civilians were killed.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh Takfiri terrorists began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

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