Soldier wounded in armed attack in northern Baghdad

Baghdad – A soldier was wounded in an armed attack that took place in northern Baghdad, a police source said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the anonymous source said, “unknown gunmen opened fire against an army patrol in Ibn Sina region, in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, which left one personnel wounded.

The injured, according to the source, was transferred to hospital for treatment.

On Monday, a security source was quoted as saying that an Iraqi army soldier was killed while another one was wounded Monday when armed attackers shot at their patrol in western Baghdad.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in

More than 700 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

According to a previous count by UNAMI, 824 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of May.

Bombings and armed attacks are seen on on almost a daily basis against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016.

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