BAGHDAD — A bomb blast in southern Baghdad took the live of one person and injured five others on Wednesday, a local police source said.
A local police source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, said a bomb, placed near a crowded market in the area of Sadr al-Yusufiyah, exploded on Wednesday leaving one person dead and five others injured, IraqiNews reported.
Earlier the same day, news outlets reported that at least three civilians were wounded in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast, which took place in the district of Taji, in northern Baghdad.
Baghdad Governorate is the second most affected region of Iraq, after Nineveh, in regards to the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS), with 55 killed and 175 injured only in the month of April.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) reported that the armed conflict claimed the lives of 317 Iraqis, and caused injuries to 403 others during the month of April in total. However, the Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition continue advancing against the IS militants in Mosul and other regions of Iraq.