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Twelve people killed and wounded in two explosions in Baghdad

BAGHDAD – On Friday, a source told Baghdad Today that a bomb, placed near a popular market in Sabaa al-Bour region in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad, exploded. In related news, another bomb blast occurred near a market in al-Radwaniya region, west of Baghdad. Totally Twelve people were killed and wounded in these two terrorist attacks. According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a total of 69 civilians, excluding police personnel, were killed, while 142 others were wounded in December due to acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict across the country. Baghdad was the worst affected province, with 122 civilian casualties (24 killed, 98 injured). Salahuddin ranked the second place, with 7 killed and 25 injured, then Kirkuk came third with 15 killed and 6 injured. The figures saw a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured. Last month, Abadi announced full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members, but still Iraqi army continue to conduct security operations to eliminate totally the presence of the Islamic State.

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