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Long-Presse / Baghdad
A source at the Interior Ministry, on Wednesday, that eight people had been killed and wounded when a roadside bomb east of Baghdad.
The source said, in an interview with (long-Presse), said that "an explosive device, exploded on Thursday evening, near the park, in the Ur neighborhood, east of Baghdad, killing one person and injuring seven others."
The source, who asked not to be named, said: "security force rushed to the scene and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approach him."
It is noteworthy that Iraq has been witnessing since 2013, a surge in violence, while the declared United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in (the first of September 2016), killing and injuring more than 1,700 Iraqis incidents of violence witnessed different parts of the country except for Anbar province during the month last August, confirmed that Baghdad was the worst affected by the violence, and with renewed its call for all parties to make every possible effort to protect the lives of civilians, called on Iraqis to "show strength in this general unite the unrelenting violence."