BAGHDAD — A bomb blast rocked the Iraqi capital on Thursday and left at least one civilian killed, a security source confirmed.
At least two others were wounded by the bombing.
Citing an unnamed source, al-Ghad Press said that the bombing had taken place near a market in al-Taji district, north of Baghdad.
Security forces soon cordoned off the scene and launched an investigation into what is said to be another terrorist attack.
The almost daily terrorist attacks across Iraq, especially in Baghdad, are taking place weeks after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared “full liberation” of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS).
Iraqi security forces continue facing challenges in completely removing the jihadists from their hideouts, especially in the western province of Anbar and northern Nineveh province.
The United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) said in its monthly report that a total of 115 Iraqi civilians were killed in January only as a result of acts of terrorism, violence, and armed conflicts.