7 killed, several hurt in bombings, shootings across Iraqi capital

7 killed, several hurt in bombings, shootings across Iraqi capital

At least seven people have been killed and nearly two dozen others injured in separate bomb attacks and shooting incidents in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, security and medical sources say.

A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least one civilian lost his life and seven others sustained injured when a roadside bomb went off in Baghdad’s central neighborhood of al-Nahza on Saturday, Arabic-language al-Baghdadia satellite television network reported.

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

Additionally, a civilian was killed and six others injured when an improvised explosive device detonated close to a commercial district in al-Kariat area of northern Baghdad.

Elsewhere in Mahmoudiyah, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of Baghdad, a bomb attack near a popular market claimed one civilian life and left four others injured…

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq says a total of 714 Iraqis were killed and 1,269 wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in October alone.

According to the UN mission, the number of civilian fatalities stood at 559. Violence also claimed the lives of 155 members of the Iraqi security forces. A great portion of the fatalities was recorded in Baghdad, where 298 civilians were killed.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by violence ever since Daesh Takfiri militants began their march through the Iraqi territory in June 2014.

Army soldiers and Popular Mobilization units have joined forces and are seeking to take back militant-held regions in joint operations.