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Bombings kill seven in, around Iraqi capital

Iran Press TV

Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:26PM

At least seven people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in two separate bomb attacks carried out at commercial districts in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Security and medical officials said four people lost their lives and seven others sustained injuries when a bomb went off near an outdoor market in the town of al-Mada'in, located about 20 kilometers (14 miles) southeast of Baghdad, on Friday afternoon.

Later in the day, a bomb detonated near an ice cream shop in Baghdad's western district of Ghazaliyah, killing three people and wounding nine.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bombings, but such incidents are often attributed to the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Casualties in February

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 1,103 Iraqis lost their lives last month, while 2,280 others were injured as a result of attacks in the country.

The UN mission added that 611 civilians were among the fatalities. The number of civilians injured also stood at 1,353. Violence also claimed the lives of a further 492 members of the Iraqi army, while 927 others sustained injuries.

A great portion of the casualties was recorded in Baghdad Province, where more than 320 civilians were killed and over 870 others wounded.

Iraqi army vs. ISIL

ISIL started its campaign of terror in Iraq in early June 2014. The heavily-armed militants took control of the northern city of Mosul before sweeping through parts of the country's Sunni Arab heartland.

Iraqi army soldiers, police units, Kurdish forces, Shia volunteers and Sunni tribesmen have been cooperating in joint offensives against the terrorists.


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