At least seven people have been killed and 19 others injured in three separate bomb attack in and around Iraq’s capital Baghdad, according to a security source.
A device was detonated as a military vehicle was passing by in the village of Arab Ejbur south of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and injuring four others. In a separate attack in the Sabaa al-Bour area, a bomb was detonated close to a local market. Three civilians were killed and six others injured. Two civilians were also killed and another nine injured in the En-Nahran district in a third bomb attack.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since mid-2014, when Daesh captured the northern city of Mosul – now the subject of a large offensive to retake it – and overran large swathes of territory in the northern and western parts of the country.
According to the UN, more than 3.4 million people are now displaced in Iraq – more than half of them children – while more than 10 million are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.