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    Three people wounded in southern Baghdad bomb blast

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were wounded in a bomb blast, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Monday.
    “A bomb placed on the side of the road in Jisr Diyala region, south of Baghdad, went off in the morning, leaving three people injured,” the source told AlSumaria News.
    “Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.
    Early on Monday, a twin suicide bombing rocked al-Tayaran Square in central Baghdad killing 26 and injuring 95 others.
    According to the monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission in 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.
    The worst affected province was Baghdad 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 represented a significant decline from November’s which reached a total of 117 Iraqi civilians killed and another 264 injured.
    According to the organization, 3298 Iraqi civilians were killed and 4781 were wounded in violence and armed conflict in 2017.