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Iran Press TV

Bomb attacks leave six people dead, 26 wounded across Baghdad

Iran Press TV

Thu Feb 4, 2016 9:37PM

At least six people have lost their lives and over two dozen others sustained injuries when a series of bomb explosions ripped through residential neighborhoods in Iraq's capital, Baghdad.

Iraqi security and medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two people were killed and nine others injured on Thursday when an improvised explosive device went off close to an outdoor market in the southern al-Rashid neighborhood of Baghdad, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network reported.

Separately, a bomb detonated close to a restaurant in the Baiyaa neighborhood of western Baghdad, leaving two civilians dead and six others injured.

Earlier on Thursday, one civilian was also killed and nine others sustained injuries when an explosion ripped through Nahrawan, a southeastern commercial district of the capital.

Moreover, a bomb attack struck Dora neighborhood of southern Baghdad, leaving two civilians injured.

Elsewhere, in the Baladiyat district of eastern Baghdad, a school director was killed when an explosive device, which had been attached beneath his car, went off.

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.

Gruesome violence has plagued the northern and western parts of Iraq ever since Daesh Takfiris launched an offensive in the country in June 2014, and took control of portions of Iraqi territory.

The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians and others.

Iraqi army soldiers and fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations.

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