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Baghdad Bomb & Bullet Bulletin: 11 innocent casualties, ISIS turban nabbed

Explosion leaves seven people killed, injured in northern Baghdad

Baghdad ( – Seven people were killed and injured Monday in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

In statements to Baghdad Today news website, the source said, “An explosive charge went off at a busy street market at al-Tarmia area in northern Baghdad.”

“The explosion left one person dead and six others injured,” the source added.

“Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source noted, stressing that security forces cordoned off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching.

The Iraqi capital has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has declared it had been behind many.

A total of 115 Iraqi civilians, excluding policemen, were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad was the worst affected governorate, with 323 civilian casualties (90 killed, 233 injured). Diyala followed, with 8 killed and 15 injured; and Nineveh, with 13 killed and 7 injured. UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the Anbar Health Department for the month of January.

Four people killed, injured as two bomb blasts take place in Baghdad

Baghdad ( Four people were killed and injured as two bomb blasts took place in northwest and south of Baghdad, security sources said on Monday.

“Unidentified gunmen hurled a hand grenade against a house in al-Sho’ala region, northwest of Baghdad, leaving a citizen inside the house killed and another wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

Moreover, two people were wounded as a bomb went off near stores at al-Wardiya region in al-Mada’in, south of Baghdad, another source said.

Some damages were caused to the stores, the source added.

“Security troops rushed to the blast spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment,” he said.

IS militant arrested in Baghdad over carrying out terrorist attacks in Nineveh

Baghdad ( – Security forces arrested on Monday an Islamic State militant, who escaped to Baghdad coming from Nineveh after carrying out several terrorist attacks there, a police spokesman was quoted as saying.

In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today news website, Spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said, “Federal police arrested an IS militant, who escaped from Nineveh after its liberation from terrorism and headed for Baghdad, where he worked at a popular restaurant.”

“The suspect admitted carrying out several terrorist attacks in Nineveh and escaping to Baghdad to work there,” Maan pointed out.

The spokesman added that the arrest was made upon accurate intelligence reports and after obtaining judicial approvals.
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