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6 killed, 22 injured as bombing rocks Najaf neighborhood
ID: 489 Publish Date: 01 January 2017 - 18:01 Count Views: 2735
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6 killed, 22 injured as bombing rocks Najaf neighborhood

A car bomb has exploded in a district of Iraq’s Najaf Province, leaving at least six people dead and 22 others wounded.

Local media reported that the incident took place in Qadisiyah district on Sunday, with some security forces and civilians believed to be among the casualties.

Separately, gunmen raided a checkpoint in Najaf’s al-Meshkhab area, but the number of possible casualties is not clear.

Meanwhile, some local sources reported several mortar attacks around Najaf Province.

The Daesh terror group has claimed responsibility for the latest terror assault. The terrorists have in recent months increased their acts of violence across Iraq in revenge for the blows they have been taking from Iraqi armed forces during the Mosul liberation battle.

On Saturday, the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, also witnessed a bloody day, when at least 28 people lost their lives at a crowded market in a bomb attack, later claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terror group.

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