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Bomb attacks kill 10, wound 30 in Baghdad

Iran Press TV

Mon Jul 6, 2015 5:11PM

Security and medical officials in Iraq say at least ten people have been killed and 30 others injured in six separate bomb explosions in the capital, Baghdad.

A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two civilians lost their lives and five others sustained injuries when a bomb went off close to a popular restaurant in the al-Obeidi neighborhood of eastern Baghdad on Monday, Arabic-language satellite television network al-Baghdadia reported.

Security forces immediately cordoned off the site of the attack, and ambulance workers ferried the wounded to a nearby hospital.

One person was also killed and seven others wounded when a bombing attack struck the capital's southeastern neighborhood of Jisr Diyala.

Also on Monday, a bomb was detonated in al-Bakriyah neighborhood of western Baghdad, killing two civilians and injuring six others.

A civilian was also killed and four others injured when a bomb ripped through a commercial district in the capital's northern neighborhood of al-Hussainiya.

Additionally, three soldiers lost their lives and five others sustained injuries when a booby-trapped house exploded in Hur Rajab neighborhood of southern Baghdad.

Elsewhere in the capital's southern neighborhood of Arab Jabour, a bombing targeted security personnel on patrol, killing one policeman and injuring three others.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. However, Iraqi officials usually blame such assaults on the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 1,466 Iraqis were killed and another 1,687 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in June. According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 665. Violence also claimed the lives of 801 members of the Iraqi security forces. A great portion of the fatalities was recorded in Baghdad, where 324 civilians were killed.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since ISIL Takfiri militants began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014. Army soldiers and volunteer fighters have joined forces and are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.


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